UCI Cognitive Science Experiments
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Welcome to the online experiments site!

We invite you to participate in one or more experiments. In this research, we are interested in decision-making behavior in dynamically changing decision contexts. Real world decision contexts are continually varying, and good decision makers must continually adjust their behavior to track environmental changes. The results from these experiments will give us valuable data on decision-making strategies
 

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Plinko
Experiment

20 minutes

In this experiment, we examine your ability to make inferences about the position of the pipes that is used to generate a sequence of balls falling through a grid of pins (aka "plinko"). In another condition of the experiment, you'll predict the most likely position where the next ball will arrive. We are interested in measuring your ability to track the changes in pipe positions. 
 


 
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Pipes
Experiment

15 minutes

 

This experiment is similar to the plinko experiment. In this experiment, we examine your ability to make predictions about which pipes are producing tomato cans. Sometime, the factory changes pipes, and we measure your ability to track the changes in the sequence of tomato cans.

 

 

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Prediction
Experiment

15 minutes

In this experiment, we examine your ability to make predictions about a sequence of blue blocks. One such a sequence is shown on the right side. How well can you predict the next most likely outcome in this sequence?

In other words, how well can you predict the future?

 

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Pick the Max
Experiment

15 minutes

In this experiment, we measure your ability to make accurate and fast judgments. In the display, a sequence of blue blocks falls down in different columns. One of the columns has a slightly higher probability of blocks falling down than any of the other columns. Your job is to pick that column as quickly as possible. Of course, on every trial, we chose this column randomly so you have to observe the sequence of blocks falling down until you have enough evidence to make your decision. 

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  This page was last updated on 04/10/06.