In this experiment you will be asked to move your hand along a table to slice through visual targets. We will use motion-capture technology to track your hand in the testing space – it’s like a game! At the same time, we will measure the electrical activity of your brain using non-invasive sensors. You will be fitted with a cap containing the sensors, giving us an exciting window into the brain dynamics that are associated with seeing the target, planning your movement, and executing that movement.

In order to record the electrical activity of your brain, we need to apply some conductive gel to your scalp, so be sure to bring a towel to wash it out after the session (we have a bathroom with a shower you are welcome to use).

Each session lasts two hours. We have implemented several safety measures in response to COVID-19, including regular hand washing/sanitising, and the use of masks. If you have a reusable mask, please bring that with you on the day.

Participant benefits:

Participants will be paid $20 per hour, up to a maximum of $40 for completion of the two-hour session. Participants will also have the opportunity to see real-time bio-feedback about the electrical activity of their brain!


Participants must:

  • have normal, or corrected-to-normal, hearing and vision
  • be able to remove any headwear so that the cap can be fitted to the head (note that the experimenter is male)
  • not currently be using any medication or substances that might influence perception or cognition
  • be able to make repetitive reaching movements with their right hand without pain or discomfort
  • be right-handed.

Register your interest:

To find more information and all relevant documentation, and to sign-up for a timeslot, please see this website:

Alternatively, please contact the experimenter directly:

This study has been approved by The University of Queensland Human Research Ethics Committee [Approval No. 2019000292]