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Help us write computer programs to control our experiments in visual perception and cognition, and to analyze the results.
You will help us in testing participants in our experiments in visual perception and attention. The experiments may be in the lab or online. Participants will see images on a computer screen and
will respond with button presses. You will explain the task to them, answer their questions, and make sure they are performing the task correctly. During our lab meetings, you will participate in discussions in which we design new experiments and interpret the data we have collected.
The main focus of the lab is decision-making: how are human decisions influenced by a variety of factors such as emotion, culture, stimulus format, delay, personality, sleep, and interruptions. Visit https://blogs.umass.edu/rdcl/ for more information.
Current projects include 1) how to best construct and evaluate the success of eyewitness lineups 2) how to best teach Bayesian reasoning concepts 3) how decision-making phenomena affect other tasks.
Minimal requirement are: participating in 1 lab meeting a week (1-1.5 hrs), presenting research or research articles once a semester, recruiting participants, running experiments, and coding data.