Help us understand the shared brain

Take part in our study and contribute to the understanding of social interaction using electroencephalography.

Research has examined the explicit processes behind the development of shared identities, using behavioural experiments and interviews. However, a great deal of the processing that may be important for the development of a shared identity may be implicit, meaning that people are not aware of it. Cognitive neuroscience has provided us with new tools to examine such implicit processing.

This project uses electroencephalography (EEG) to measure the brain’s activity whilst a shared identity is developed amongst individuals. We are particularly interested in how emotion may play a role in these processes.

Take part

To be eligible for this study you need to:

  • be female
  • be aged over 18
  • use English as your first language

You would not be able to take part in this study if you suffer from any neurological disorder such as epilepsy.

What you'll get

For taking part you will get a compensation of £10.

What's involved

Your participation in this study will take approximately one hour and you will need to travel to the University campus to take part.


You will be matched with another participant and asked to engage in a discussion on a topic within the media while wearing an EEG cap. Electroencephalography, which is noninvasive and harmless, will be used to record your brain activity during your interaction. You will also be asked to complete some questionnaires on your personality and social attitudes.

Take part in this study

If you would like to take part in this research study or if you have any questions, please get in touch with the researcher.