Spanish and Chinese native speakers required for study

Spanish and Chinese native speakers are required for a study organised by Gary Dicks, a PhD student and demonstrator in Psychology.

The study involves reading and responding to English words from a computer screen while connected to an EEG (electroencephalography) machine in order to investigate the sequence of brain activity associated with orthography (spelling/form) and phonology (sound) during reading.  You will receive a £20 high-street voucher in return for your participation.

What is the criteria to take part?

  • 18 years of age or over
  • Right-handed
  • Native Spanish


  • Native Chinese
  • English as second language
  • IELTS of 6.5 or higher
  • No language/learning/neurological disorders

Please note: EEG requires special conductive gel on the head that has to be washed out (facilities are provided for this) but the procedure is entirely non-invasive.

If you would like to participate or would like more information, please email Gary at

EEG psycholinguistics study - Spanish and Chinese participant advertisement