Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science

Online Research

Welcome to the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science online research page.

The Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science was set up to pursue a multidisciplinary approach seeking to unravel the brain mechanisms that give rise to consciousness, in health and in neurological and psychiatric illness.

Here's your chance to help us advance the science of consciousness! Below you will see links to some of our online studies along with a brief description of each. More opportunities to participate will be added in the coming days and weeks.

Please select the study you would like to participate in and click the link to begin.

What is Consciousness?

This brief questionnaire aims to assess public attitudes towards and understanding of consciousness and related issues, to take part please click here.

Everyday experiences and awareness of differences

In everyday life we often have to detect slight differences between objects and scenes and make decisions based on whether there is, or is not, a difference or change. For instance, you may have to adjust your behaviour depending on whether you are aware of a car approaching in the distance, or whether someone has moved something of yours on a table. There is a wide degree of variation across people's conscious experiences of change and difference. We intend to measure this variation and determine whether different experiences can be linked together, and whether this can reveal different processes underlying consciousness.

If you choose to participate you would be asked to complete a questionnaire designed to measure your personal conscious experiences of everyday sensory events. You would then be asked to complete two tasks: a cross perception task, which measures how similar/different you judge simple features to be to each other, and a flicker change detection task, which measures your ability to detect small changes between two nearly identical real-world scenes. The study will take approximately 20 - 25 minutes to complete. At the end you will be debriefed and given an opportunity to learn more about the study.

To take part please click here

Decision-making and self-evaluation

In this study we are seeking to investigate the insight people have into their own decision making and how this shapes their future actions.

The entire experiment will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.

To take part please click here




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