UQ researchers are seeking adults (18-35 years or 65 years or older) with normal or corrected-to-normal vision to participate in a study to understand cognitive mechanisms that subserve social connection.

Social connection is a critical predictor of broader wellbeing. The research aims to understand the cognitive mechanisms that subserve social connection, particularly the core components such as social visual attention. It also aims to assess whether and how these core components change as we age into older adulthood.

What's involved?

Participants can expect to complete some basic computerised and pen-and-paper cognition assessments as well as some self-report surveys. Participation is one-hour and is conducted on campus at UQ, St Lucia.

The study takes place from March 2022 to December 2022.

Participant benefits

Participants will receive a $20 Coles-Myer gift card as a thank you for their time.


  • Adults aged 18-35 years or 65 years of age or older
  • English proficiency
  • Normal or corrected-to-normal (i.e., with glasses) vision.

Register your interest

To register your interest, please email Kate McKay: k.mckay@uqconnect.edu.au 

This study has been approved by The University of Queensland Human Research Ethics Committee [Approval No. 2022_HE000051]