Interactive Eye Gaze: Methodological Advances from the Lab to the Real World
February 13th, 2018 | UCL Institute of Education
Prof. Alan Kingstone Brain, Attention and Reality Lab University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada)
Dr. Megan Freeth Department of Psychology University of Sheffield (Sheffield, United Kingdom)
Dr. Nathalie George Social & Affective Neuroscience Lab Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle épinière (Paris, France)
Dr. Jamie Ward Social Neuroscience Group University College London (London, United Kingdom)
Prof. Kingstone applies a multidisciplinary approach to studying human behaviour, cognition, and attention in complex natural settings. To do so, their research involves natural observation, neuropsychological, and functional neuroimaging techniques.
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. George studies different aspects of gaze, such as gaze direction perception and the cognitive and neural processes associated with eye contact. To explore this, she uses eye-tracking together with EEG, MEG, fMRI and TMS.
Dr. Ward researches methods for recognising and modeling social interaction and joint activities. To do so, he draws on his background in sensor-based activity recognition and wearable computing.