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New facility for eye-tracking research

Research Achievements

New facility for eye-tracking research

A team of IGERT participants from Psychology and Linguistics has created a new facility for eye-tracking research on language comprehension. This collaboration has generated a suite of new research projects and new cross-departmental intellectual connections, and it has strengthened ties with the Center for Advanced Study of Language, a campus-affiliated federal research laboratory. These new connections have produced new projects at the intersection of memory and language research. This research is testing claims that have received much media attention on the role of simple memory training exercises on broad cognitive abilities. The new research has also highlighted that insights from decision theory may resolve current controversies on the role of expectations in guiding language comprehension.