Research into Response Inhibition

Effective interactions in social settings commonly require the suppression of unwanted or undesirable responses. One way we look at response inhibition in a laboratory setting is through the Stroop test. Here, participants are presented with a word that is a colour – that is printed in either the same or different coloured ink. Their task is to respond as quickly and accurately as possible to the ink colour the work is printed in, and overcome the automatic task of reading the word aloud.

We are interested in exploring the processes through which incorrect responses are suppressed and how they are influenced by ageing. We would therefore like to recruit male and female participants aged between 60 and 85 who have normal or corrected to normal vision (not colourblind) and are free of neurological conditions.

This experiment will take place in the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Birmingham and will take approximately 25 mins.

You will receive £5 plus travel expenses for your participation.

If you would like to volunteer please contact Brieze Read via email or 07938832880