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Mr Peter de Lissa - Excellence in Higher Degree Research - Science & Engineering

USING FIXATION-RELATED POTENTIALS TO INVESTIGATE COGNITIVE PROCESSES
Cognitive Science

Length: 1:32 minutes


 

Peter's research combines the analysis of eye-movements with electroencephalogical recordings to form fixation-related potentials, gaining insight into the brain's activity when visual analysis is taking place. This technique allows new insights to be gained into the cognitive functions involved in visual analysis, and he has adapted and applied this developing technique to record brain activity continuously as people read whole paragraphs of text, which had hitherto been unachievable due to methodological constraints. He has also applied the technique to face processing, yielding unique data relating to this cognitive ability