Volunteers sought for blinking study

The Research Foundation of the State University of New York and SUNY Oswego are seeking parent and infant volunteers for a study of infant spontaneous eye blinking.

The study is funded by the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health and supported by the Research Foundation and SUNY Oswego.

Parents are invited to bring their infants at 4 and 12 months to Mahar Hall on campus, said Dr. Leigh F. Bacher, assistant professor of psychology. With a parent present at all times, infants will look at interesting toys and interact with a trained observer while their body movement and heart rate are recorded, she said. Visits last about one hour, she noted, and parents also will be asked to complete a questionnaire about their baby’s temperament.

To thank parents for their time, parents will be given a gift of $40 at the first visit and $50 at the second visit.

For more information, contact Kara Wallace by phone at 312-2242 or by e-mail at kwallace@oswego.edu or Bacher at 312-3475 or bacher@oswego.edu, or go to the project Web site:  www.oswego.edu/~bacher/infants.

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CONTACT: Dr. Leigh Bacher, 312-3475

(Posted: Aug 04, 2005)