You are invited to participate in the experiment "Understanding Computer Generated Animations". The purpose of this experiment is to investigate how people make sense of computer-animated movies generated by a computer algorithm. You will be asked to watch a very short movie (~1 minute) and make keyboard responses. You will then be asked to answer a few questions about the content in the film. The entire experiment will take about 6 minutes and you will be compensated $0.50.

You can complete this HIT only once. Duplicates will not be approved.

If you choose to participate, you cannot use a mobile device. To participate on a mobile device, you would need an external keyboard, and you must make sure to play the films by pressing the "Play" button at the top of the screen. Please use a laptop or desktop computer.

If you choose to participate, you must be able to play sound or you will be disqualified.

It is important for you to know that you will not be judged in any way during this experiment. The confidentiality of the data will be maintained. This study will provide an understanding of how people understand film. Eventually we will use this data to create and test a theory of film comprehension. There are no adverse consequences expected as a result of participation in this project beyond those associated with daily activities. If you have any questions about the experiment, feel free to contact Dr. Michael Young (e-mail:

Participation in this experiment is voluntary. If you feel uncomfortable at any time during this experiment for any reason, you may choose not to participate without any penalty. If you choose to participate, please check the box below. If you have any questions regarding your rights as a research participant please contact the NCSU Office of Research Compliance (919.515.8754) and they will gladly answer your questions.

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