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Information about cognition and perception survey

Researchers: Callum Scott (email: cs1281@york.ac.uk), Dr Penny Spikins (email: penny.spikins@york.ac.uk). Department of Archaeology, University of York.

 Brief description of study: The purpose of this study is to investigate whether there is a relationship between cognition and the perception of palaeolithic art. This study will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. You will be asked a series of questions relating to your age, profession, hobbies and cognitive style (using the Autism Quotient questionnaire). Following this you will be shown a number of pictures; firstly animals and secondly examples including palaeolithic artwork and you will be asked to identify what animals you see, if any.

 Anonymity: No names will be taken during the survey and for the purpose of the study you will be assigned a code (e.g. A25). The findings of the study will be used in scientific reports, however no personal information will be included in such reports.

 Contacts: The researchers are happy to answer any questions or concerns you have regarding this study. Their contact details are presented above.