Project Title: Multiple Object Memory and Attention - Spatial Reasoning Study

Who is carrying out the study?
You are invited to participate in a study conducted by Dr. Harry Haladjian, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Foundations in Behavioural Processes Research Group at the School of Social Sciences & Psychology, University of Western Sydney.

What is the study about?
The purpose of this study is to investigate human spatial reasoning and the way in which the perceptual system processes visual information in spatial memory.

What does the study involve?
You will be performing a simple online task that tests your ability to remember the locations of some randomly-placed dots on a display. You will view these stimuli on a computer screen and make your responses using the keyboard and/or mouse.

How much time will the study take?
The study should take approximately 20-25 minutes. You will have the opportunity to take a short break midway through the session, and allowed to take breaks whenever you need to.

Will the study benefit me?
You will gain first-hand experience in experimental psychology procedures and help increase our understanding of how humans reason about spatial information. You will receive compensation for your time. You will receive 4 credit points towards your research participation grade in an eligible course.

Will the study involve any discomfort for me?
This study will not cause any discomfort or harm to the participants. You are allowed to take short breaks during the experiment to reduce fatigue. We remind you that you are free to withdraw the study now, or at any time after the session has commenced, without penalty.

How is this study being paid for?
The study is supported by a postdoctoral research fellowship in the Foundations in Behavioural Processes Research Group in the School of Social Sciences & Psychology (UWS internal funding).

Will anyone else know the results? How will the results be disseminated?
All aspects of the study, including results, will be confidential and only the researchers will have access to information on participants. The study results may be submitted for publication in scientific journals or presentation at academic conferences, but participants will not be identifiable in such reports.

Can I withdraw from the study?
Participation is entirely voluntary: you are not obliged to be involved, and if you do participate, you can withdraw at any time without giving any reason and without any consequences.

Can I tell other people about the study?
Yes, you can tell other people about the study by providing them with the chief investigator's contact details. They can contact the chief investigator to discuss their participation in the research project and obtain an information sheet.

What if I require further information?
When you have read this information, the experimenter will discuss it with you further and answer any questions you may have. If you would like to know more at any stage, please feel free to contact Dr. Harry Haladjian at +61 2 9772 6801 or

What if I have a complaint?
This study has been approved by the University of Western Sydney Human Research Ethics Committee. The Approval number is H9928 (expires 31 January 2015). If you have any complaints or reservations about the ethical conduct of this research, you may contact the Ethics Committee through the Office of Research Services on Tel +61 2 4736 0229 Fax +61 2 4736 0013 or email Any issues you raise will be treated in confidence and investigated fully, and you will be informed of the outcome.

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