BrainWorx, run in partnership with Laurier's Department of Psychology is a week-long day camp that takes place at Laurier where children participate in fun and informational themed activities each day to learn about the brain and body. Children are also invited to participate in a variety of research studies during their week at camp. This year, BrainWorx campers will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of experiments, crafts and games related to a specific theme (senses, reflexes/reactions, brain protection, memory and the importance of water) in addition to going rock climbing and swimming.
Week 1: July 17 - 21 | $170 per child
Eligible Age Groups:
Group A: 6 - 7 years
Group B: 8 - 9 years
8:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Additional Supervision Available:
Mornings (8 - 8:45 a.m.) OR Afternoons (4 - 5 p.m.) | $25 per child
Mornings (8 - 8:45 a.m.) AND Afternoons (4 - 5 p.m.) | $40 per child
This research study is aimed at discovering whether children can use memories of gait (individual walking patterns) to identify people. Children aged 7-11 years will be individually trained to remember the individual gait patterns of 2 people (one male, one female) in videos while wearing an eye-tracker. The eye-tracker will help show us where specifically the children are looking to gather information. Children will then see the same videos of each of these 2 people, one at a time and in random order, and asked to identify the person's gender based solely on their gait patterns. The study will take approximately 20 minutes in total, and is set up like a guessing game on a computer. The eye-tracker is completely harmless and fits just like a pair of glasses. Children who have participated in the past have enjoyed being a part of the study. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Jennifer Lawley at [email protected] or the Child and Memory Lab at (519) 884-0710 ex. 2871.
from Laurier's Psychology Department will be running BrainWorx this
year. These people are highly trained, qualified individuals who have
all had experience working with children.
*WITHDRAWL AND REFUND POLICY*
Please note that cancellation of your program anytime prior to Friday, June 23, 2017 will be subject to a 50% cancellation fee (of the program fee).There will be no refund available for cancellations received after June 23, 2017