Seeking monolingual native English speakers for language studies

Volunteer native English speakers are being recruited for studies in the Neuroplasticity and Development Lab. These experiments investigate how life experiences shape language processing. Study participation involves sentence comprehension, reasoning about visual and color perception, and analyzing scenarios involving people, creatures, and objects.

Participation involves one to three sessions that are each between one and three hours long. Based on their eligibility and availability, volunteers can participate in one study or up to all three studies. Compensation is $20/hour and $10 for each additional 30 minutes, as well as transportation costs to and from the lab. These studies take place in Ames Hall on the Homewood campus. Eligible volunteers who participate in all three studies will be compensated up to $100 for their time.

The lab is looking for participants between the ages of 20 and 70. Eligible participants are monolingual native English speakers who have no hearing loss and normal/corrected vision.

To sign up for this study, fill out this brief questionnaire. A lab member will be in contact shortly with eligible volunteers. Interested volunteers are also welcome to contact the lab directly at 410-870-9895.

Additionally, if you have any questions about the study, contact the lab at 410-870-9895 or at

Principal investigator: Marina Bedny, PhD
Application #HIRB00001291
Study contact:, 410-870-9895