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Participants needed

(23 November 2018)

Students in the Department of Psychology are looking for participants to take part in their dissertation study on individual differences in unusual sound recognition. The study will take approximately 45 minutes and the location will be at Durham either in the Department of Psychology or the Bill Bryson Library. Participants will be rewarded. If you would like to take part, please email,, or This study is supervised by Dr Ben Alderson-Day.

During the experiment, participants will complete computer-based cognitive tasks including listening to some unusual sounds and five different questionnaires.

To take part, you must be:

  • over 18,
  • speak English as your first language ,
  • no diagnosis of a psychiatric disorder,
  • and no hearing impairment. 

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Please liaise with the designated contact for your department or college. For further guidance, email

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