Do you see what I see?
A really interesting online research project that needs your help and participation.
A message from Jane Wells (Collective Act)
We (Collective Act) are based at Hackney Downs Studios, and we recently launched The Perception Census – a new scientific study into the unique ways we each experience the world around us. Led by world-leading academics Professor of Neuroscience Anil Seth from the University of Sussex and Professor of Philosophy Fiona Macpherson from the University of Glasgow.
The online survey is made up of fun interactive tasks exploring how participants perceive colour, music, time, illusion and more.
By taking part, participants will learn about their own powers of perception while helping our team of scientists and philosophers uncover why, and how, we all experience the world in unique ways.
The Perception Census is made up of 10 topics. Each section takes approx. 20 minutes to complete, and we recommend starting with The Fundamentals of Perception. To begin, participants need to create an account and navigate through the prompts on screen.
You might have seen an article by our Lead Scientist on the Perception Census, Anil Seth: The big idea: do we all experience the world in the same way? I think this gives a great bit of additional framing for the project.
A focus group for older people
I have been thinking about our engagement of people over 60 and have got approval to run a focus group. I am looking to recruit a small group of over 60s. The focus group discussion will happen online and everyone will be paid £25 for their participation
I have more information and a place where people can register their interest in participating here: Perception Census Over-60s Focus Group.
We hope the Focus Group session will be an open and dynamic discussion where everyone is welcome, regardless of background, experience, ability, or expertise.
Ahead of the discussion, please visit the Perception Census landing page
- have a look over this landing page
- sign-up to start the Perception Census
- complete the first section, Fundamentals of Perception
Our discussion will focus on how accessible the website and the task are, and the language we are using to describe it. You may find it helpful to make notes as you move through the visitor journey.
We are offering a £25 voucher (Amazon, Sainsburys or Tesco) or £25 paid via invoice to every participant as reimbursement for taking the time to participate in the task and the focus group. We will confirm details of this after the session.
People are also welcome to email me directly with any questions or to register their interest – firstname.lastname@example.org
NB from 50+ Digital
About the Perception Census
- This is what the internet is for — but you can’t do it on a phone or tablet.
- You could do it on one of our drop-in laptops — if you bring your own headphones.