The pupil has long been seen as a unique window into the mind, and researchers are increasingly interested in analysing pupil size data recorded by video-based eye trackers in order to gain insights into cognitive and emotional processes during task performance. This advanced workshop will outline the theoretical rationale for pupillometry, and the key methodological issues that need to be considered by EyeLink users when recording and analysing pupil data.
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.
Pupillometry can potentially reveal important insights concerning cognitive processes and emotional responses during task performance. However, in order to generate meaningful pupillometry data from video-based eye trackers, there are a number of important methodological issues that need to be understood. These include the pupil foreshortening effect, the importance of baseline pupil size measurements, and controlling for a range of non-cognitive influences on pupil size, such as luminance changes. In this advanced workshop, you will learn how to carry out effective pupillometry research using SR Research EyeLink eye trackers.
The course will focus on providing hands on, practical advice, and will cover the recording, analysing and reporting of pupillometry data, using worked examples and example data sets. Two EyeLink 1000 Plus systems will be available.
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.
Why Study this Course?
- Understand the potential (and limitations) of pupillometry as a research tool.
- Discover the range of methodological issues that need to be taken into consideration in pupillometry research.
- Learn how to convert EyeLink pupil data to mm.
- Learn how to use Experiment Builder to create a basic pupillometry task.
- Gain hands on experience in using Data Viewer to analyse and interpret pupillometry data, using trial, sample and time series (binning) reports.
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Please note that our short courses sell-out quickly, so early booking is advisable.
Starting date, Friday 18 Dec 2020
9am-5pm | 1 day
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