Eva Marie Koch - Chair

Alexis Housen - Chair

The study of eyemovements and pupil dilation through is gaining increased attention in the humanities, not in the least in psychology and the language sciences, as it provides a non-obtrusive way of tapping online into cognitive mechanisms (e.g. attention allocation, awareness) that are thought to play a role in various types of learning and information processing (Just & Carpenter 1980; Godfroid, 2018). This two-day workshop provides an introduction to eye-tracking research in the humanities, with an emphasis on its applications in the language sciences. The first half day will be devoted to an introduction of eye tracking research in the humanities and illustrations, by PhD candidates, of ongoing eye-tracking research at the VUB. The remainder of the workshop will consist of practical training sessions on how to use the two eye-tracker devices at the VUB, providing participants with hands-on experience in designing experiments with this exciting technique. PhD candidates who are using eye-tracking or planning to use it are encouraged to present their research in a 20-minute presentation. Please send a 250-word abstract by 10 August 2018 to eva.marie.koch@vub.be References: Godfroid, A. (forthcoming, 2018). Conducting eye-tracking research in second language acquisition and bilingualism: A methodological guide. New York: Routledge. Just, M. & Carpenter, P. (1980). A theory of reading: from eye fixation to comprehension. Psychological Review 87:329–354.
10 Sep 201811 Sep 2018

Eye-Tracking Research in the Humanities

Duration10 Sep 201811 Sep 2018
Location of eventVrije Universiteit Brussel, Campus Etterbeek
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