Beauchamp:StudyOverviewMTurk

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Michael Beauchamp, Ph.D.


Dear Potential Research Subject:

We in the Department of Neurosurgery at the Perelman School of Medicine are conducting research on how humans process auditory (voices) and visual (faces) information. You are reading this because you have volunteered on-line through the Amazon Mechanical Turk service.

The study will ask you to watch videos on a screen, hear sounds through speakers or headphones, and answer questions about them. If you answer these anonymous questions (survey), you are consenting or agreeing to take part in this research. We will take all steps legally possible to keep this information confidential.

You decide whether you want to take part of not. If you do not take part, you will lose none of your rights. It will not affect you badly in any way. You may decide to stop taking part at any time. Again, if you decide not to take part, it will not affect your rights or benefits. It will not change the health care you receive now or in the future.

It will not cost you anything to take part in this study.

If you have any questions about this survey or the study, please contact Michael Beauchamp at 215-573-6124. If you have additional questions about your rights as a research subject, contact the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at (215) 898-2614.

Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,

Michael Beauchamp, Ph.D.

Department of Neurosurgery

beaucha@upenn.edu