How do people understand magic? By investigating how people perceive magic tricks, we hope to elucidate human cognitive processes. For that purpose, we created a few entertaining online surveys that involve watching a magic trick followed by a short questionnaire. Each survey takes about 10 minutes to complete. If you would like to complete our magic surveys, please proceed to the following links.
Please note that a password is necessary to access Tricks 2 and 3. To know if you are eligible or for more information, contact Irina.
Magic Surveys for Adults (13 years old and older)
Magic Survey for Children (4-12 years old):
Developmental Science and Youth Justice
Recent reports from the cognitive developmental science gained increasing attention in the domains of legal theory and practice with regard to the culpability of adolescents. Nonetheless, incorporating these developmental findings into the legal milieu remains largely abstract and controversial. The current online survey is aimed to assess knowledge, attitudes, opinions, and beliefs of legal professionals, developmental researchers, and mental health practitioners about recent scientific findings and their implications for the Youth Criminal Justice System.
Controversial and ethically tenuous, the use of placebos is central to medicine but even more pivotal to psychosocial therapies. While studies report that half of US-based physicians regularly prescribe placebos, it is unclear how these American findings compare with data from other thriving medical models. At the Raz Lab we probe patterns of use, as well as attitudes and beliefs, concerning placebos outside of clinical research.
For further information about the placebo survey, please contact Natasha.