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Exploring cognitive and neuro-cortical factors in vection perception

Full Study Title

Exploring cognitive and neuro-cortical factors contributing to age-related differences in vection perception

Study Description

The purpose of this study is to investigate age-related changes in the perception of illusory self-motion, a phenomenon known as 'vection'. In this study, participants will be asked to complete various questionnaires assessing sensory abilities, cognition, and aspects of personality. The main experimental task will involve viewing a moving visual display meant to induce the sensation of vection. Participants will be asked to report the onset of vection, as well as the intensity and duration after each trial using a controller.

Eligibility Criteria

You can participate in this study if you are between 18-35 and 60+ years of age and healthy (no history of stroke, active vestibular disorders, disabling musculoskeletal disorder, acute psychiatric disorder, and/or a diagnosis of dementia or mild cognitive impairment).

Duration and Compensation

The study contains a single test session that takes approximately 90 minutes. You will receive compensation for your participation ($15 gift card).

Principal Investigator

This study is conducted by Dr. Behrang Keshavarz and Brandy Murovec. If you have questions about the study, please contact

Start Date

Recruitment ongoing



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