This study seeks to understand how people with neurological difficulties interpret and make sense of social information in their environment.

To be able to understand this, we need to assess a non-clinical group for comparison.

Participation in the study would involve completing a single testing session of approximately 45 minutes duration online. There is the option of a further 2 hour face to face testing session to be conducted at UQ St Lucia.

If you agree to participate, you would be asked to complete a range of activities that look into your interpretation of social situations and your thinking skills.

Participant benefits:

To cover your time and travel expenses, you will receive a $20 Coles/Myer Group Gift Card for completing the online testing, and a further $40 Coles/Myer Group Gift Card following the face to face testing.


  1. Aged 18 years or older;
  2. A native English speaker, or have a high level of English proficiency;
  3. No current/previous diagnosis of a psychiatric illness (e.g. bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, on-going issues that have required recent hospitalization or continuing treatment by a psychologist/psychiatrist);
  4. No neurological disease or neurological development disorder (e.g. Epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease);
  5. No current or past brain trauma (e.g. stroke, traumatic brain injury);
  6. No substance abuse (e.g. alcoholism); and
  7. No other illness that may impact day-to-day functioning and engagement with activities (e.g. chronic fatigue syndrome).

Register your interest:

If you are interested in being part of the research, please contact the researcher directly using the following details:

Tumelo Kgolo
0412 179 262

This study has been approved by the Mater Misericordiae Ltd Human Research Ethics Committee [HREC/18/MHS/81].