Attention Allocation Study

Project Team: Wenfu Bao, Alexandra Nastasa, Ava Corey, Caroline Mekhaeil, Helena Ng, Sophia Yang

Project Description: The purpose of this study is to investigate the neural and physiological aspects of attention allocation in monolinguals and bilinguals. We use techniques such as electroencephalography (EEG), eye tracking and heart rate. This research will contribute to our understanding of the cognitive development among monolinguals and bilinguals.

The task is to listen to some passages or music sounds while looking at a computer screen. It takes around 2 hours to complete, and the compensation is $15/hour. The testing site is located at 500 University Avenue, Toronto, M5G 1V7. If you are eligible and interested in participating, please sign up here. For questions, please contact

Interested in participating?

We are currently recruiting monolingual and bilingual English speakers with the following eligibility criteria:

  • 18-25 years of age;

  • Born in Canada or immigrated to Canada before age 3;

  • Either English monolinguals, OR English bilinguals who learned both languages before age 3 and don’t know Hebrew;

  • Have normal (or corrected-to-normal) vision and hearing.