Eye Tracking for Spoken Language Research

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Study the comprehension of acoustic input and the mechanisms that lead to speech production.

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Spoken language comprehension

Spoken language comprehension

To study morphological constraints in children's language comprehension the Visual World paradigm is commonly used. Participants view the visual display while listening to sentences and their eye movements to target images are meausured with proportion of looks statistics.

Social cognition research

Social cognition research

In social cognition research eye tracking is used to reveal how different language instructions affect young children's performance in tasks where they have to adopt a protagonist's perspective. For example, asking young children to anticipate a protagonist's actions by using an open question (e.g., 'Where will Lucy go now?') elicits different patterns of eye movements than focusing their attention on a certain target (e.g., 'Where will Lucy go to play with her doggie?') even though they may give the same answer to both questions.
Dr. Paula Rubio-Fernandez

SMI Experiment Suite Scientific software offers a very elegant solution for designing and analyzing Visual World and Preferential Looking experiments. With Proportion of Looks I can aggregate data over multiple stimuli and trials – which is very useful.

Dr. Paula Rubio-Fernandez

Dr. Paula Rubio-Fernandez,
Center for the Study of Mind in Nature, University of Oslo