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Research into the oculomotor abnormalities associated with neurological and psychiatric disorders has a long history. Focusing on a range of tasks assessing basic oculomotor control, this advanced workshop will provide you with a range of practical skills, both in the implementation and interpretation of tasks such as prosaccade, antisaccade, smooth pursuit and fixation stability, using SR Research EyeLink eye trackers.
SR Research manufactures the EyeLink range of eye trackers – devices that have been the driving force behind the most innovative eye-tracking research of the last two decades. Renowned for their exceptional levels of accuracy and precision, combined with high sampling speeds, their eye trackers are used in top laboratories worldwide.
From decreased volitional saccade amplitude in Parkinson’s disease, to abnormal scan paths when looking at faces in patients with schizophrenia, researchers have used eye tracking technology to better understand the neurophysiological and neurocognitive bases of a wide range of neurological, psychiatric and psychological disorders. In this advanced EyeLink Workshop, you will discover the wide range of eye tracking techniques that have been used to explore oculomotor dysfunction in neuropsychiatric research.
The course will focus on providing hands on, practical advice on maximising eye tracker data quality, using Experiment Builder to create a range of tasks assessing basic oculomotor function (pro, anti, predictive and remembered saccade tasks, fixation stability, smooth pursuit), and using Data Viewer to process and interpret the data from such tasks.
Please note that you will need to bring a laptop that has the latest version of Experiment Builder and Data Viewer installed. Temporary USB license keys will be provided for people who are not able to bring their own. For the last session, you will need Fieldtrip (and matlab) installed in order to follow along.
Why Study this Course?
- Understand the potential of eye movement data to reveal important insights into neuropsychiatric disorders
- Learn how to track patients with psychiatric and neurological disorders using EyeLink systems
- Learn how to use Experiment Builder to create a range of tasks assessing basic oculomotor function
- Discover how to use Data Viewer to process and analyse data from prosaccade, antisaccade, fixation stability and smooth pursuit tasks.
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