The Lab is Open!

In addition to our online experiments which are open to both adults and children, our lab on the Stanford campus has re-opened for in-person studies! Participants for our in-person studies must be Stanford affiliates authorized by their home department/school to visit campus for the study, and must report their health status via the Health Check tool on each day of the study.

Here is what we are doing to keep you safe:

  • Requiring the participant and experimenter to wear face coverings at all times when in the building.
  • Maintaining more than 6 feet separation between experimenter and participant at all times. The participant sits over 15 feet from the experimenter during the study, in a well-ventilated room.
  • Screening participants and experimenters for COVID-19 symptoms and exposure.
  • Using a contactless thermometer to measure temperatures at the door.
  • Disinfecting all equipment and high-touch areas before and after each study session.
  • Frequent hand washing and use of hand sanitizer.

Risk Factors

Participants should be aware of the following COVID-19 risk factors. The listed criteria include all risk factors for severe illness related to COVID-19 detailed by the CDC.

Potential conditions that might lead to being excluded from participation include:
● People who are 65 years old or older
● People with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
● People who have serious heart conditions
● People who are immunocompromised. Many conditions can cause a person to be immunocompromised, including cancer treatment, smoking, bone marrow or organ transplantation, immune deficiencies, poorly controlled HIV or AIDS, and prolonged use of corticosteroids and other immune weakening medications
● People with severe obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 or higher)
● People with diabetes
● People with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
● People with sickle cell disease
● People with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis
● People with liver disease
● People without healthcare coverage

Here is the layout of our lab:

How the room will look from a participant’s perspective: