Eye tracking: Visual World Paradigm

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Eye tracking: Visual World Paradigm

  • Instructor(s): Pim Mak Utrecht University
  • Available also as advanced: No

Eye tracking: Paradigms, Practicalities, Populations & beyond

This tutorial is an introduction to eye tracking with a focus on studies with children. After covering some basics about this measurement technique we will present different eye tracking paradigms (looking while listening, anticipatory eye movements, visual world, pupillometry, but NOT reading – see tutorial by Iris Mulders) and classic papers.

We will then delve into the details of designing and conducting an eye tracking experiment. In this section on practicalities we will focus on research from our lab that mainly employed the visual world paradigm in studies investigating sentence comprehension (e.g. relative clauses, focus particles). This part will also cover the issues connected to testing different populations: younger and older children, children and adults with and without (language) impairments, and elderly participants.

The subsequent section will be concerned with the data and data analysis. We will look at raw data output, the different eye tracking measures (gaze, fixations, latencies) that can be used for analyses, as well as the different analysis possibilities.

Finally, we hope to have a little hands-on session where we will actually run a demo-experiment and can practice and discuss.

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