THE JOINT ATTENTION TEST
Can you tell when someone is looking at the same photo as you, and hearing the same music?
This experiment involves two people, and takes about five minutes to complete. You do 10 quick trials, and receive your score at the end.
When you log on, you will be asked to do a sound test to make sure that your computer can play the sound tracks. If it cannot, you can still do the test, but you will be doing it with the pictures only and not the music.
If you have already registered, LOG ON HERE
How the experiment works
This test is symmetrical: both participants are "senders" and "receivers". One person registers both of you, gives the pair a nickname and a password. Both participants then log on to the experiment at a prearranged time. You can use the same nickname and password to do this test repeatedly
In each trial, both people are shown a picture, and each picture has a particular piece of music associated with it. In each trial you will either be shown the same picture and hear the same music as your partner, or see a different picture and hear different music.
After 20 seconds, each of you will be asked to answer the question, "Was you partner looking at the same picture?” or "Was you partner looking at a different picture?"
Each participant can choose whether to do the experiment with or without immediate feedback. If you choose to receive feedback, immediately after making each guess, you will be told whether your partner was shown the same picture or a different picture.
After each 10-trial test, you will be told your score. The chance level is 5.
Note for teachers and group leaders
If the hosting server is busy the experiment may "time out" during one of the runs, returning a page not found error. Only in this situation, you may be able to recover by pressing the reload button on your browser then carrying on as usual. If this fails, close all browsers for all participants, then open a new browser for each to restart the experiment login procedure.
If any problems are encountered with the experiment please send as many details as you can to:- email@example.com with the details about your pair's nickname, internet browser and most importantly the URL at which it occured along with a brief description of the problem