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Study Title: Neural Mechanisms of Optimal Multisensory Integration

Principal Investigator: Michael Beauchamp

The purpose of this study is to help understand how the human brain processes auditory (voices) and visual (faces) information. You are being asked to participate in this study because you have volunteered on-line.

You will be asked to watch videos on a screen, hear sounds through speakers or headphones for between 5 minutes and 10 minutes.

You may find the following risk(s) or discomfort(s) from participating in this Study: you will be required to sit still for between 5 minutes and 15 minutes. There may be no personal benefit to you from your participation but the knowledge received may be of value to help patients with brain disorders get better care in the future.

Neither your name nor information that could identify you personally will be used in the data analysis and publication/presentation of this study. Your identity will be kept confidential by: the researchers will save your responses by an anonymous code assigned to you, not by name. Your participation is completely voluntary. You may refuse to participate or withdraw your consent or discontinue your participation in the study at any time without penalty or loss of benefits or rights to which you might otherwise be entitled.

If you have any questions about this Study, you should feel free to ask them now or anytime throughout the study by contacting Dr. Beauchamp, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology at 713/348-4850 or by email at

If you believe that your rights have been violated in any way, please contact William Turner, Asst. VP for Research, at 713-348-6071 or

The results of these questions are being used for a scientific study. By clicking the "Yes" button on the web site, you are indicating your consent to participate in this study.

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