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Request to Participate in BlinkLab Study

Who
  • 18-45 years old
  • Able to watch a short animation/video that includes flashes of light, sounds and vibrations
What

We have a new study that aims to validate smartphone-based neurobehavioral testing. Our goal is to eventually use this BlinkLab smartphone application to enable remote neurobehavioral testing in children and adults to help diagnose and monitor neurological disorders such as schizophrenia, autism and attention deficit hyperactive disorder. However, we are not there yet. We first want to run a study with the main goal to further validate and optimize the app and to find the optimal stimulus parameters to run the neurobehavioral tests. We would greatly appreciate your participation!

During the BlinkLab test, you will watch an entertaining movie or play a simple video game on the smartphone, while the smartphone delivers short auditory and visual stimuli in specific patterns. A test takes about 20-30 minutes. Using state-of-the-art computer vision algorithms, BlinkLab will measure your motor and emotional responses to these stimuli. For most experiments, the main focus will be on eye movements and eye blinks. BlinkLab provides a behavioral readout using machine-vision algorithms, which can be used to characterize specific movements at video frames. 

Where

The study will take place in a relaxing environment set up exclusively for BlinkLab participants, located at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute at Princeton University.