Last fall I attended a talk by one of the other students at my university (Harvard). He was discussing recent results from a perception experiment he had posted online. He said he had over a thousand subjects. “How long have you had this experiment online,” I asked him. “Just over a week,” he responded.
“Holy crap!” I thought. There are many experiments I would love to do except they require hundreds or thousands of subjects — something that just isn’t feasible in a traditional laboratory setting. So I started the Visual Cognition Online Laboratory. I am getting respectable traffic after one week, but it’s going to take a while before I am getting 1,000 participants per week, which is what I need.
So please participate. My experiments are generally about 5 minutes long or less. http://vacognition.wjh.harvard.edu