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One Second Of Reading: Using Eye Movements to Understand the Human Mind by Prof Reichle Event

18:15 - 19:30
23 October 2014
Building 6 (Nuffield Theatre) lecture theatre A ( room 1077), Highfield Campus.

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Sarah Dack on 023 8059 2522 or email .

Event details

Inaugural Lecture by Professor Erik Reichle.

The eye movements that people make during reading provide a “window” into the inner workings of the human mind.

In this lecture, Professor Reichle will first briefly review the basic characteristics of eye movements during reading,and why their study has proved useful for understanding human perception and cognition. Erik will then discuss his own efforts using computational methods (e.g., computer simulations) to “reverse engineer” the mental processes involved in reading, focusing on two main lines of research. The first is his work to develop a computational model that describes and simulates the mental processes that determine when and where the eyes move during reading. The second is Erik’s work using artificial intelligence to understand the physiological and psychological constraints that govern eye-movement control in reading.

Speaker information

Professor Erik Reichle ,Erik D. Reichle received a B.S. in psychology from Iowa State University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and then completed a 3-year post-doctoral research position at Carnegie Mellon University. He is currently a Professor of Cognitive Psychology at the University of Southampton, where he is a member of the Center for Vision and Cognition in the School of Psychology. His research uses computational modeling, eye-movement experiments, and brain imaging to understand the perceptual, cognitive, and motor processes involved in reading, and he has authored more than 60 articles on these topics in various international journals, including Brain and Behavioral Sciences, Psychological Review, and Psychological Science. He is also the recipient of fellowships from the Hanse Institute for Advanced Study (Germany) and the Leverhulme Trust (United Kingdom).

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