Pre-conference Workshop: ‘Eye-movements in the visual context’
Torino – Wednesday 15th July, 2020
Brief description of the workshop
The workshop will focus on the use of eye-tracking in the visual world. It will address some methodological issues about the experimental design and procedure, and the analysis and interpretation of eye-movements. After a theoretical introduction about the effects of anticipation and prediction in the visual world, a practical session will address some methodological issues in designing an experiment with eye-tracking, and in visualizing and analyzing eye-tracking data.
Theoretical and practical sessions will be held by Francesca Foppolo – Università degli Studi di Milano – Bicocca, Milano (Italy).
This workshop is meant for researchers interested in learning how eye-movements can reveal the underlying mechanisms of language processing in visual context, and how to design experiments with eye-tracking. The course material is appropriate for researchers with basic skills in experimental design and some basic statistical skills; some familiarity with R (for statistical analyses and visualization of the data) is advisable (but not necessary). No previous experience with eye-tracking is necessary; no programming experience is required, although familiarity with Experiment Builder, E-Prime or Opensesame might be useful.
9.30 – 10.00 Welcoming and Introduction
10.00 – 13.00 Anticipation and prediction in the visual world: an overview of the phenomena tested; analysis of the experimental paradigms employed in the literature; some methodological considerations.
13.00 – 14.15 Break
14.15 – 15.45 Practical session – Designing an experiment with eye-tracking in the visual context: methodological issues and practical examples
15.45 – 16.00 Break
16.00 – 18.00 Practical session – Visualizing and analyzing eye-tracking data in the visual context: the current debate and practical examples