Investigating cognitive processes in reading comprehension with eye tracking technology

Faculty Name:
Anne Cook

Educational Psychology

Faculty College:


Project Description:

This is an ongoing series of of studies designed to explore basic cognitive processes involved in word recognition and reading comprehension. We use eye tracking technology to measure participants’ reading behaviors as they engage in relatively simple comprehension tasks, and use the information to gain a better understanding of what factors influence comprehension at multiple levels

Opportunity Type:

Volunteer; Prepare a UROP proposal; Write an Honors Thesis; Earn independent study credit

Student Role:

Stimulus generation, program coding, data collection, data analysis, data presentation, participation in lab meetings

Student Benefits:

Gain first-hand experience in working in a cognitive psychology lab, with potential for continued participation in research projects

Project Duration:

projects are ongoing; most undergraduates put in 8-10 hours per week in the lab

Minimum Requirements:

good writing skills, attention to detail, interest in experimental psychology