The experiment investigates the optimism bias with event-related potentials and involves the recording of electrical brain activity with EEG (electroencephalography). This is a safe, harmless and non-invasive technique that involves the fitting of a cap with electrodes on the scalp. During the experimental session, the participant will be shown a series of statements on the computer screen and will be asked to make judgements on them while the electrical brain activity will be recorded. The study will take place at the Department of Psychology of Kingston University (Penrhyn Road campus) under the supervision of Dr Giulia Galli. Overall, the experimental session will last about one hour and half, including preparation for the EEG recording.
We are looking for a particular demographic population to research (people who are 65 years old and above, and native English speaker).
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