Division of Psychiatry

What does participation involve?

Details of what participation in the eye-tracking study will involve.

Where and when are the appointments?

Kennedy Tower, Division of Psychiatry

Where: Kennedy Tower, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Morningside Terrace, Edinburgh EH10 5HF

Contact & travel information.

Appointments are also  available in Aberdeen, Glasgow and Dundee. Please get in touch for more information.

When: a mutually convenient time (some evening and weekend appointments are available)

What happens at the appointment?

After a brief interview, participants are asked to sit in front of a computer screen and view some pictures. While they view the pictures, their eye movements are recorded by a small camera mounted below the screen.

In addition to viewing pictures, some tasks involve following a moving target on the screen.

Once the eye-tracking is complete, a member of the research team administers some neuropsychological tasks, e.g., examining memory.

Participants are also asked to complete some short mental health questionnaires.

How long does it take?

Volunteers should expect to stay in the department for approximately 2 -3 hours. This can be split over two visits if required.

What if I change my mind?

Participants may decline to do any of the tasks without specifying a reason and without this affecting their future medical care.

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