Experts at the University of Lincoln have had a helping hand from around 250 children as part of Summer Scientist Week.
The educational week runs from Monday, August 4 to Friday, August 8 at the university’s Brayford campus.
Children between the age of three and 10 have been taking part in fun games to help researchers understand more about how children acquire cognitive abilities.
The research games range from testing visual acuity, impulsive behaviour and coordination to recognising emotion, altruistic behaviour and risk taking.
The results of the studies will be prepared for publication in academic journals.
As a reward for taking part, the children were given tokens to spend in the ‘fun zone’ with hook-a-duck, face painting and computer games.