Eye Tracking for Developmental Linguistics

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Investigate the processes of language acquisition and study the effects of language impairments.

Language comprehension

Language comprehension

In visual world paradigm studies, eye tracking is used to measure the proportion of looks to visual targets to assess the level of comprehension of acoustic linguistic stimuli. These studies are conducted with 3-6 months babies and with toddlers to determine their first understanding of the world around them. While studies with young children evaluate understanding of more complex grammatical structures and include comparison with adults control groups.