Eye Tracking for Reading Studies

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Explore reading patterns, text perception and the cognitive processes required for text comprehension.

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Metaphor comprehension in reading

Metaphor comprehension in reading

Previous experience with methaphors influences reading behavior of familiar and unfamiliar texts containing methaphorical expressions. Several aspects of eye movement behavior such as fixation duration, number of fixations and number of regressions, reflect cognitive processing demands during text comprehension and the effect of fatigue on the understanding of metaphoric meanings.

Subtitle reading

Subtitle reading

Eye tracking helps to analyze reading behavior over extended dynamic audiovisual texts. A combination of behavioral measures and performance measures can be used to determine whether subtitle reading has a positive impact on comprehension and learning performance.
Prof. Jan-Louis Kruger

With the improved sampling rate and lightweight design of the new generation of eye tracking glasses, this has become an incredibly powerful tool for studying the processing of media, language and human behaviour in authentic settings. This will no doubt see an increase in the use of these glasses in fields like audiovisual translation and film studies, but also in psychology, in education where it can be used to gain insights on classroom interactions and student engagement with media, in conversational analysis, sign language interpreting, interpreting studies and in other areas of linguistics.

Prof. Jan-Louis Kruger

Prof. Jan-Louis Kruger,
Linguistics Department, Macquarie University