On January 20, 2016 Matt Abbott successfully defended his dissertation “The interaction of language processing and eye movement control during reading.” Matt is now a Data Scientist at Textio in Seattle, WA. Good luck, Matt we will miss you!!
We’ve been working hard over the past few months with the UCSD Library Data Curation team to put together an open data collection that reflects the contributions of the UCSD Rayner Lab to reading research. The collection itself can be found here: http://library.ucsd.edu/dc/collection/bb95920960. From the landing page:
This collection consists of eye movement data from published studies conducted in Keith Rayner’s Eyetracking Lab in the Department of Psychology at UCSD. The collection does not represent one project, but rather a snapshot of the work produced by Rayner’s highly productive lab from his arrival at UCSD in 2008 until he passed away in 2015. During this time, Rayner published more than 130 papers with collaborators at UCSD and around the world. Included in this collection are data and materials from 29 studies that were conducted in-house, and so the collection reflects the subset of work carried out primarily by Rayner’s graduate students, post-docs, and research assistants at UCSD.
The collection is roughly half complete right now — data from the second wave of studies will be available soon.
Check out this article on speed reading in WIRED featuring lab manager and postdoc, Liz Schotter! And keep your eyes peeled for a review article on speed reading in Psychological Science in the Public Interest by Keith Rayner, Liz Schotter, Michael Masson, Molly Potter, and Becky Treiman (online this fall and in print in 2016)!
Check out Matt’s recent paper in JML on frequency and plausibility effects on eye movements, which features an introduction to hypothesis testing with Bayes factors:
For more detail on Bayes factor, here are Matt’s slides from a talk given at the UCSD Computational Psycholinguistics Lab: Talk slides.
The RaynerLab continues to buzz with activity, even as the long San Diego summer approaches! Check out some of what our graduate students and post-docs have been doing by reading some of our papers! Pasted below is a sample of recent publications (for more see Publications). Come back soon for an update regarding upcoming conference appearances, including ECEM!
Abbott, M. J., Angele, B., Ahn, Y. D., & Rayner, K. (2015). Skipping syntactically illegal “the”-previews: The role of predictability. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/xlm0000142
Bélanger, N.N. & Rayner, K. (2015). What Eye Movements Reveal about Deaf Readers. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 24, 220-226. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0963721414567527
Higgins, E., & Rayner, K. (2015). Transsaccadic processing: stability, integration, and the potential role of remapping. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 77, 3-27. http://dx.doi.org/10.3758/s13414-014-0751-y
Leinenger, M., & Rayner K. (in press) Eye movements and visual attention during reading. In J. Fawcett, E. F. Risko, & A. Kingstone (Eds.) The Handbook of Attention. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.
von der Malsburg, T., & Angele, B. (2015). False positive rates in
standard analyses of eye movements in reading. Published on ArXiv. http://arxiv.org/abs/1504.06896
Schotter, E.R., Lee, M., Reiderman, M., & Rayner, K. (2015). The effect of contextual constraint on parafoveal processing in reading. Journal of Memory and Language, 83, 118-139. http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1016/j.jml.2015.04.005
Congratulations are in order for former Raynerlab post-doc Dr. Tim Slattery, who recently accepted a job offer at Bournemouth University starting August 2015! Congrats Tim!
With deep sadness, we announce the passing of Distinguished Professor Keith Rayner, Atkinson Family Chair of Psychology at UC San Diego. Keith was the world’s leading expert in the study of the cognitive mechanisms underlying the ability to read in children and adults. Keith left a deep mark on his colleagues in his discipline, as well as the dozens of students and scholars he has mentored throughout the world across his forty-year career.
Keith’s full obituary is located here.
A memorial website can be found here.
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.
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
Congratulations Keith! Watch his address at the 2014 APS Annual Convention: