Welcome to our online study of visual attention, where we are investigating how people find objects in complex scenes. More details about the background of this study will be explained to you later in the experiment.

This study has been approved by the Partners Institutional Review Board (IRB), responsible for the review and approval of all human subject research conducted by staff of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Faulkner Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. It is declared as non-harmful and without risk for the physical and mental health of subjects.
Not participating will NOT affect medical care received at Partners now or in the future, or any benefits you receive now or have a right to receive. We will NOT collect any medical or other sensitive data in this study, nor will we obtain any through other sources.

If you are willing to participate and contribute to research, we would ask you to read and accept the following terms and click on "continue":

Yes, I am over 18 years old and want to participate. I allow you to save and process my behavioral and technical data in an anonymous manner.

This study is conducted by

Kilian Semmelmann 1 2
Sage Boettcher 1
Jeremy M. Wolfe 1 3 *

1 Visual Attention Laboratory, Brigham & Women's Hospital
2 Department of Psychology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
3 Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
* Principle Investigator

If you have any questions about this study, feel free to contact the Visual Attention Lab at Brigham and Women's Hospital through this e-mail address: study@search.bwh.harvard.edu or 617-768-8814 (ask for Sage)
If you’d like to speak to someone not involved in this research about your rights as a research subject, or any concerns or complaints you may have about the research, contact the Partners Human Research Committee at 617-424-4100.

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This website is an online study about visual search in aerial views of maps.
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