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Preparing for Your Visit
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What to Expect - Watch with Your Child!

What to Expect - Details for Parents

How to Prepare for Your Visit

Thank you for agreeing to participate in our PEAR Study! During the visit, you and your child will play games together and complete tasks on a computer or tablet (iPad), which will be video- and audio-recorded. We will also use our equipment to track eye-gaze and heart rate. We will be placing electrodes on you and your child’s hands, neck, and torso and doing activities with your child. The visit will take approximately 3 hours.

Below are some guidelines when preparing for your visit with us. Following these guidelines ensures that you and your child are fully able to participate in all activities and data collection. Please feel free to contact us at 617-383-9695 (call or text) or at if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you and your child!

  • Please wear comfortable clothing (e.g. t-shirts, pants)

    • NO dresses, high-waisted skirts, turtlenecks, one-piece items (e.g. jumpsuits, bodysuits, overalls)​, or thick sweatshirts that can't be taken off

  • We will provide snacks during breaks, but you may also bring your own if you would like

  • Please do not wear any necklaces, drop/dangle earrings, or bracelets

  • Please do not wear any make-up

    • Foundation on your jaw/neck may prevent electrodes from sticking​

    • Eye make-up (eyeliner, mascara) will interfere with our eye-tracker

  • Please avoid applying lotions to your hands, neck, chest, and ribs/sides

  • If you wear glasses, please use CONTACT LENSES for the visit if you have them

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If you plan to drive, a researcher will email you a parking pass and instructions for Warren Towers Garage Lot K, which is a 2-minute walk from the BASE Lab. 

Informed Consent Forms

Before you participate in our study, you will need to read and sign informed consent forms that explain study activities in detail.

There are two consent forms per lab visit-- one for the questionnaires you will complete at home, and another for in-person activities during your lab visit. Once your lab visit is scheduled, we will email you the first consent form and questionnaires to fill out remotely. Then, when you come in for the lab visit, we will go over the second consent form. If you would like to review the lab visit consent form before then, you can download it by clicking the button below.



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