Psychonomics 2014

Come see some of the ongoing work in our lab at the Psychonomic Society Annual Meeting in Long Beach, CA! Click the links to download our posters.

Abbott, Angele, Ahn, & Rayner (Friday Noon-1:30, Poster 2134). Skipping Syntactically Illegal “The” Previews—The Role of Predictability.

Plummer, Abbott, & Rayner (Friday Noon-1:30, Poster 2132). Predicting Individual Differences in the Perceptual Span and Eye Movement Behavior During Reading.

Bélanger, Schotter, & Rayner (Saturday Noon-1:30, Poster 4180). Young Deaf Readers’ Word Processing Efficiency.

Schotter (Saturday 2:10-2:25, “Reading” Spoken Session). Toward a New Theory of Reading: Independent and Joint Effects of Context, Parafoveal Preview, and Foveal Information

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

We currently have openings for two different undergraduate research positions in our lab. Please contact us ASAP if you are interested.

Lab: Rayner Eyetracking Lab, http://raynerlab.ucsd.edu (858) 822-7813

Commitment: Fall 2014, Winter 2015, Spring 2015, and Summer 2015 – At least 2 quarters

Contact: raynerlab@gmail.com

Position 1:

Research Description

Research Assistant

The main topic of research in the Eyetracking lab is eye movements during reading and other cognitive processes. We study a wide variety of taks, ranging from language comprehension and scene perception to visual search and eye movement control. Students will get hands-on experience developing, running and analyzing eye movement experiments and experience reading, discussing and presenting research papers at weekly lab meetings.

Requirements

  • Sophomore standing or higher, GPA of at least 3.0, interest in Psychological research, fairly flexible hours, has taken Intro Psych, Intro Cog Sci or Intro Linguistics.
  • Two quarter commitment or more. First two quarters must be 12 hour/week commitment.
  • Preferred: Has taken Cognitive Psych or Linguistics classes.

Student Responsibilities

  • Help develop stimuli, run subjects (using state-of-the-art eye trackers), process data, attend meetings and participate in discussions.
  • 12 hours a week, mostly flexible schedule

Position 2:

Research Description

Spanish/English Bilingual Research Assistant

We have a special project in the Eyetracking lab that focuses on Spanish/English bilingual readers. As a research assistant, you will get hands-on experience developing, running and analyzing eye movement experiments and experience reading, discussing and presenting research papers at weekly lab meetings.

Requirements

  • Fluent Spanish/English Bilingual
  • Sophomore standing or higher, GPA of at least 3.0, interest in Psychological research, fairly flexible hours, has taken Intro Psych, Intro Cog Sci or Intro Linguistics.
  • Two quarter commitment or more. First two quarters must be 12 hour/week commitment.
  • Preferred: Has taken Cognitive Psych or Linguistics classes.

Student Responsibilities

  • Help develop stimuli, run subjects (using state-of-the-art eye trackers), process data, attend meetings and participate in discussions.
  • 12 hours a week, mostly flexible schedule