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Bloggers and Readers, Help Facilitate Science!

Friday, July 23, 2021


It's Friday, Y'all!  Today I won't be posting a Literary Friday post.  Instead, I need your help in the name of science.

I would appreciate it if you would take a quick survey where you look at four photos and determine which one is the best at representing the phrase.  I made a sample at the top of this post.  The phrase is "hot coffee."  In your opinion, which photo best represents this phrase?

I volunteered you to participate because most of y'all are creatives, and I think you can help the scientists in their research.  They will choose the most popular photos for the study explained below.

Take less than two minutes to click a few pictures and help promote science! Images used in studies need to be high-quality; you can help be quality control! By clicking through this survey, you can help the Speech Neurophysiology Laboratory (and my daughter, who is a postdoc with them) begin a new study to research brainwaves in children who stutter.

Do you live near southern Michigan and have a child aged 7-12 years? See the poster below for participation information. The lab is actively recruiting participants, and you can help! Travel may be compensated. 

Here is a LINK to learn more about the University of Michigan's Speech Neurophysiology lab.

NOTE:  There was an overwhelming response to the picture survey.  There might be a sentence survey or something else in its place.  Please feel free to participate!

Thank-you for your time, and if you know anyone in the Southeastern Michigan area who might be interested in participating in the study, please send them a link.  

Thanks so much in advance!

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. That was fun! I wonder what my choices say about me...

  2. Sure -- i'll do it right now. (From this blog batch, I say the one with the beans. But then, I don't drink coffee!)

  3. I guess I'm too late, when I clicked on the survey it said is was closed...


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