Interactive Eye Gaze: A Window to Typical and Atypical Social Behaviours
February 12th, 2018 | UCL Institute of Education
Prof. Alan Kingstone Brain, Attention and Reality Lab University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada)
Dr. Daniel Richardson Eye Think Lab University College of London (London, United Kingdom)
Dr. Megan Freeth Department of Psychology University of Sheffield (Sheffield, United Kingdom)
Dr. Victoria Leong Baby-LINC Lab University of Cambridge (Cambridge, United Kingdom)
Dr. Leo Schilbach Social Neuroscience Research Group Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry (Munich, Germany)
Prof. Kingstone applies a multidisciplinary approach to studying human behaviour, cognition, and attention in complex natural settings. To do so, his research involves natural observation, neuropsychological, and functional neuroimaging techniques.
Dr. Richardson focuses on how the interaction between cognitive, perceptual-motor and social factors plays out in the body and eye movements of people perceiving the world, acting upon it, and communicating with each other.
Dr. Freeth's interest lies in how typically developing people and individuals with autism and social anxiety attend to others and use the verbal and non-verbal social cues they generate. In her research she uses mobile and laboratory based eye-tracking.
Dr. Leong's research is focused on how shared attention between mothers and babies influences synchronisation of brain activity patterns, and whether this brain-to-brain synchronisation helps to support babies' early steps in learning.
Dr. Schilbach adopts a second-person approach to other's minds to understand how social interactions can be motivating and rewarding. To generate such interactive paradigms, he combines fMRI with real-time analyses of eye-tracking data.