Face Training

by the Human Vision and Eye-Movement (HVEM) laboratory, University of British Columbia, Vancouver.


New volunteers

We are proud to invite you to take part in the HVEM Lab Face Training Program!

Why are you asking me to take part? 
Individuals with prosopagnosia have difficulties recognising their friends and family. At our Lab in Vancouver we have designed an online rehabilitation program to try to improve face recognition abilities. We want to find out if the training is effective for people who do not have impairments in face recognition – this is where you can help! 

How much time will I need? 
After a series of online pre-tests, you will be asked to take part in online 30 minute training session, three times a week. Even though you do not have impairments in face recognition you might still find the training difficult. For this reason we cannot tell you how long you will need to train for. We do know that it will be a minimum of 12 weeks.

What is Face Training? 
Face Training has only one repeated task: select which of the two bottom faces looks most like the top face. The task becomes more difficult as you progress through a session. Three example trials are shown below.

example trials

Will I receive reimbursement for doing this?
We can offer you $200CAN (or currency equivalent) for completing the pre-tests, Face Training and the post-tests.   

Are there any risks?
We do not expect there to be any risks. Please keep in mind that you are free to withdraw from the study at any time.  

Will you share my information with other people?
All information you give us is stored in a database. All our databases are password-protected and secure. We do not share any information that would identify you.

How do I participate?
By ticking the box below, you are saying that:

- You agree to take part in this research.
- You feel like you understand what you are getting into.
- You understand that you can leave the study at any time.

I agree to take part in this research, I feel like I understand what I am getting into, and that I am free to withdraw at any time.

I agree to take part in this research.

Please enter your email address in the box below and click the 'Submit' button so we can send you information on how to proceed.