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Cognition and Motivated Behaviour Lab

Department of Psychology
 

We are now recruiting for two new online studies on the impact of COVID-19 infection on Cognition:

 

Covid and Cognition in Adults

We are conducting a study looking at people’s experience of COVID-19 and how they’ve felt since. We are particularly interested in understanding what effect the virus may have on cognition during the post-viral period. This ONLINE study involves some questionnaires about you, and your experience of COVID-19 (whether or not you've had it), followed by some cognitive tasks. It should take around 1 hour. We would then like to follow respondents up every few weeks (this part is optional). You might be asked to simply report how you’re feeling, or to repeat some or all of the cognitive tasks. We want to understand how the impact of the virus changes over time following recovery, and how that might differ between people who have experienced different symptoms.

For those suffering severe symptoms of Long COVID, we strongly advise that this study should only be undertaken on a day where you feel able to undertake cognitive effort for around an hour. It takes most people around an hour, but may take longer if, for example, you are experiencing extreme fatigue. It is possible to take breaks throughout the study (so long as you keep the tab open) and there are now checkpoints to show you how far through you have got. We also advise that those who are worried about being able to complete the study in one sitting use the "sign-up form" option below, as this will provide an email with all the information and rescue links. 

Who can take part?

In order to be eligible to participate, the following must be true:

- Native/ fluent English speaker
- 18 years or older
- Do not have a severe pre-existing cognitive impairment (e.g. advanced dementia or severe learning difficulties)
- Do not have a history of psychotic disorder, alcohol or substance dependence
- Do not have severe visual or motor impairment (making you unable to interact with computer-based tasks)
- No extreme vulnerability for other reasons not stated (for example meaning that you cannot give informed consent)
- Resident in UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa

If you would like to take part, you can find the Information sheet and sign-up form  Here

Alternatively, you can also go directly to the study Here


 

Covid and Cognition in children

We are conducting a study looking at how COVID-19 infection affects cognition in children aged 4-12.  The ONLINE study involves two questoinaires for parents/carers (2 x30min) about your child, and their experience of COVID-19 (whether or not they've had it), as well as some computer-game style cognitive tasks for your child (15-35min). These elements can be completed on the same day or at different times, whatever works best for you. 

When you've completed the study, we would like to follow respondents up every few weeks (this part is optional). We want to understand how the impact of the virus changes over time following recovery, and how that might differ between people who have experienced different symptoms.

Who can take part?

In order to be eligible to participate, the following must be true:

-  Children must be aged between 4-12 years and their parent/carer
- Both parent/carer and child must be fluent in English
- Both parent/carer and child must be able to interact with computer-based tasks
- Children should not be colour-blind
- Children should not have severe (non-corrected) visual or auditory processing difficulties, or significant global pre-existing neurological conditions impacting on pre-covid cognitive or motor functioning
- Resident in UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa

If you would like to take part, you can find the Information sheet and sign-up form Here 
Someone from the reserach team will then be in touch with links and instructions.

 

Parent/carers can complete the questionaires at the same time as the child does the cognitive tasks, or the different elements can be done at different times / on different days. 

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If you would like to take part in a particular study, or to be added to our contact list of interested volunteers, please drop us an email on campsychresearch@gmail.com

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