Consent to Participate in Research

This HIT is a psychology experiment being conducted by Rachit Dubey, a graduate student in Professor Tom Griffith's Computational Cognitive Science Lab at the University of California, Berkeley. In order to consent to participate, you MUST meet the following criteria:

18 years of age or older, fluent speaker of english, and have not participated in this experiment before.

The study will take between 15-20 minutes, and will pay $2.00.

Your participation in this research is voluntary. You may refrain from answering any questions that make you uncomfortable and may withdraw your participation at any time without penalty by returning the HIT on MTurk and emailing the experimenter at the address provided below.

Other than monetary compensation, participating will provide no direct benefits to you. But, we hope that this research will benefit society at large. Many problems that people can solve very easily are very difficult to automate (to have computers solve). By revealing more about how humans learn and think, our research may help others to build and program computers that can solve these kinds of problems.

We will handle responses as confidentially as possible. We cannot however guarantee the confidentiality of information transmitted over the Internet. We will be keeping data collected as part of this experiment indefinitely.

If you have any questions about the study, feel free to contact Rachit Dubey. He can be reached at If you have concerns about your rights as a participant in this experiment, please contact UC Berkeley’s Committee for Protection of Human Subjects at (510) 642-7461 or

By selecting the “consent” option below, I acknowledge that I am 18 or older, that I am a fluent speaker of English, that I have not completed this experiment before, that I haveread this consent form, and that I agree to take part in the research.

If you do not wish to take part in this research, please close this window and return the HIT on MTurk