01. July 2022

Do Memories Accurately Represent the Past?

Study: Do Memories Accurately Represent the Past?

Have you ever wondered whether your memories are an unvarnished reflection of your past experiences?

In this experiment, we would like to find the answer to exactly this question. We are specifically looking for subjects who are at ease rotating objects in their head mentally.

If you believe that this is the case, you can first sign up for our short online experiment. This online experiment takes only about 5 minutes and helps us to assess the ease with which you rotate objects mentally. You will be paid 2.50 Euros for your participation.

Based on your performance, we will then invite you for two in-person experimental sessions.  During these sessions, you will be asked to perform a cognitive task on a computer, while your eye movements will be recorded. Specifically, we will ask you to remember a series of visual orientations over a short delay, mentally rotate them and then report them back to us. Both sessions will take place in the eye-tracking lab of the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics and will last max 3 hours (with breaks) each. You will receive a compensation of 35 Euros/session, totaling 70 Euros at the end of both sessions.

Participant Requirements

If you are an adult between the ages of 18 – 50 years, and you are comfortable mentally rotating objects and concentrating for extended periods of time, then you would be the ideal subject. Come help us and science out!


Interested? Click here to book an appointment: https://study.ae.mpg.de/register/memories.

If you have any questions, please contact us at chrome.prj@ae.mpg.de.


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