Research Participation

If you are looking to get involved with our lab, have a taste of how vision research is like, or looking to fulfil your course credits/earn some cash, please get in touch and specify the study that you are interested in the title of the email.

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** If vacancy is full for a study, it may open up again over the next two-three weeks should someone fall out, or more data is required. Usually, there is already a waiting list. 



[Updated 10 July 2019] I have finished recruiting for this round of the study. Feel free to write to us ( if you want to be sent announcements of future recruitment. The original post is as follows:

Title: [eb1] Computer-based eye-tracking study on visual perception

Date posted: 21 June 2019

Please refer to the poster for experiment details such as compensation, duration, and requirements:

To sign up, please follow this link:



Title: Perceptual benefit of eyeblinks

Course credit: No


  • S$10/hr for Part 1
  • S$10/hr for Part 2

Estimated duration:

  • 1hr for Part 1
  • 1hr for Part 2


  • 21 – 65 years old (18 and above if you’re a NTU student)
  • Normal, or corrected to normal vision (colorless contacts ok, but NO glasses).
  • If you wear contact lens, colored contact lens are not allowed.

Experiment outline:

Refer to the ‘Perception Poster’ link below for more details.

Perception Poster


If you’d like to be a participant for this study, please contact Aaron at stating you are interested in Study 2. We will correspond with you when slots are still available.



STUDY 1 (Status: Recruiting…)

Example StimuliPicture of MRI scanner

If you are interested, you can email Yulia to receive the pre-booking checklist to confirm eligibility.

Title: Perceptual filling-in in the visual cortex

Course credit: No


  • S$10/hr for Part 1
  • S$15/hr for Part 2

Estimated duration:

  • 2hr for Part 1
  • 3hr for Part 2


  • 18 – 65 years old (18- 20 with parental consent)
  • No history of neurological disease, psychiatric disorders, head injury or seizures
  • No contraindications for MRI (e.g. pacemakers, aneurysm clips, magnetic/electronic components in body or head, solid black tattoos, pregnancy, etc)
  • Ability to be completely motionless for extended periods of time
  • Good vision (colorless contacts ok, but NO glasses)

Abstract: In the natural world, complete visual information about the scene and the objects within it is often not available to us. For example, objects may be partly occluded by other objects, be under shadow, have sections missing. We are interested in how the visual system “fills in” these gaps in visual input. You will fixate on the screen and view stripy bars presented in the periphery which may or may not have some sections missing. Your task will be to make judgments about the bars or perform an unrelated attention-demanding task.

Experiment outline:

Part 1
First, you will attend a behavioral session in our lab which will take up to 2 hrs. The task is to view stripy bars through a special set of goggles and make judgments about them.

Part 2
Participants with good performance on the task in Part 1 may be invited to a functional MRI session at the Cognitive Neuroimaging Centre, Experimental Medicine Building (subject to fulfilling the MRI requirements and safety screening). This session will take around 3h, including preparation and set up. The MRI session will consist of several functional scans, including the stripy bars from part 1. There will also be an anatomical (structural) scan of your brain and some localizer scans to map out specific regions in the visual areas.


If you’d like to be a participant for this study, please contact Yulia at stating you are interested in Study 1. We will provide you with more information and detailed requirements for the MRI part.