Members of the Neuroscience and Education Lab stopped by the New York Hall of Science yesterday, July 11, to speak to staff and parents about opportunities to participate in lab studies. NEL’s PreK EF (executive function) study uses fun computer games to study children’s working memory and inhibitory control.
Would you like to participate? Researchers are open to participants between the ages of three and five, of all races and ethnicities. Teachers or directors will distribute consent forms to parents on behalf of the lab, and the forms must then be returned to the school. Once NEL receives the forms, a lab member will call you for a short interview to determine whether your child is eligible to participate, based on demographic characteristics. Once a child is found to be eligible to participate, we will contact the school director to schedule a time to see the child at school. The visit will last approximately 45 minutes.
Participation is completely voluntary, so if at any point the child no longer wishes to play the games, he or she will promptly be returned to class. Parents will receive a $25 gift card, as a sincere thank you from the lab, after the child is assessed.
If you’d like to participate, simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, phone number, children’s name, and children’s birthdays. Reach out to us if you have any questions!