Understanding how we See, Hear, and Walk in Everyday Environments.

Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (KITE) - University Health Network, Psychology

Real world interactions require rich information from sights, sounds, and movements. For example, to converse with a partner, our brain must effectively integrate information from our visual and auditory systems. This study is interested in better understanding how we see, hear, and walk in everyday environments. You will be asked to complete a series of baseline assessments about your sensory, balance, and cognitive abilities. This valuable information may then be used to determine your eligibility for other studies with us. Examples of future studies may include, examining how the brain uses hearing and vision to better understand events, examining how accurately we perceive self-motion using virtual reality, and using our state-of-the-art driving simulator to assess acceptability of self-driving vehicles. Visit our website to find out more: www.mive.ca.

Your Impact

By participating in this session, you will help with the recruitment process for studies that will examine how we combine sensory information for everyday activities, such as interacting with the environment, walking, and driving.

Eligibility Criteria

Male, Female

18 to 100 years old

Healthy Adult

No History of Stroke, Seizures, Epilepsy, Neurological or Psychiatric Disorders

Healthy Hearing or Hearing Loss

Have been Diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer's, or Dementia

Study Tasks

Complete assessments about your hearing, vision, mobility, and cognitive abilities such as your ability to reason
Complete questionnaire about your health history


This study has been approved by the University Health Network Research Ethics Board (REB#11-033-DE).


Cognitive Impairment

Activity and Time


Observational Study


1.5 hour(s) per session

1 session(s)




Compensation for time.

Study Address

550 University Avenue Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 2A2

Posting date: May 29, 2019