Thursday, August 21, 2008
I came across this page at PsychCentral today. It includes a list of the 'Top Ten Online Psychology Experiments.' It's a dream of mine to develop a line of research in which participants could be recruited from around the world, but I haven't yet figured out what I might explore using the internet. Anyway, check out my favourite site on this list, FaceResearch.org. I recently learned that I might be able to recruit a patient with acquired prosopagnosia, which is the inability to recognise familiar faces. A little over 100 hundred such patients have been identified in the world, so I am planning an experiment with this patient that might reveal more about how we emotionally process faces. FaceResearch.org has plenty of interesting stimuli that I might use.