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Brad Duchaine, Jiahui Guo; Open neuropsychology: Testing a new approach via prosopagnosia. Journal of Vision 2016;16(12):1249. doi: 10.1167/16.12.1249.
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Here we describe an approach that aims to enhance the impact of neuropsychological studies by using the Internet to facilitate collaboration between researchers working with neuropsychological participants and researchers with other types of expertise. Progress in neuropsychology has been limited by a traditional approach in which research participants are tested only by the laboratory that first identifies them. This practice limits advances in neuropsychology by 1) restricting the theoretical issues addressed, 2) slowing investigations, and 3) lessening opportunities for replication. We aim to replace this model with what we call Open Neuropsychology. Behavioral and neuroimaging results from participants will be posted online (www.openneuropsychology.org). The posted profiles will signal the posting lab's interest in considering collaborative proposal from other labs and allow other researchers to identify participants with profiles relevant to their research questions. The effectiveness of this approach will be investigated with a group of acquired prosopagnosics who have been tested in our lab or other labs. If this approach is successful for prosopagnosia research, we will work with neuropsychologists researching other conditions to extend it to other areas of neuropsychology.
Meeting abstract presented at VSS 2016
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