Conversations About Our Scholarly Lives

12:00 PM  - 1:00 PM
Monday Mar 31, 2014
Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching (Room 338), DeWitt Wallace Library

Brooke Lea, Psychology, will present "Window to the soul and mind: What Macalester’s new eye tracker can reveal about our thoughts and feelings." What can we learn by measuring people’s eye movements? This question is raised every day at Macalester’s new eye-tracking lab. Thanks in part to NSF funding, the iLab (www.macalester.edu/ilab) opened in the Psychology Department two years ago. Lea will discuss what he’s learned from an instrument that measures eye movements 2000 times per second, the benefits of collaborating with neighboring institutions, as well as touch on a few lessons learned about the charms and challenges of obtaining external funding. We will leave time for questions about how scholars from a broad spectrum of disciplines (Art History, Music, Geology, Chemistry, English, to name a few) might benefit by using the eye tracker.  All faculty are welcome.  Lunch will be provided.

Contact: Adrienne Christiansen, ext 6714

This event is for: Faculty

Sponsored By: Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching (CST)

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