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A post-doctoral position is available in John Henderson's Visual Cognition Lab at UC Davis. The project focuses on the neural correlates of eye movements, attention, and visual cognition in active vision (scene perception, visual search, and reading) using co-registered eyetracking and fMRI.
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Our recent Slate piece.
A decade ago, Magnus Carlsen, who at the time was only 13 years old, created a sensation in the chess world when he defeated former world champion Anatoly Karpov at a chess tournament in Reykjavik, Iceland, and the next day played then-top-rated Garry Kasparov—who is widely regarded as the best...
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Blog post on the Spritz speed reading claims.
Most adults read somewhere around 200 to 250 words per minute (WPM). But in a report recently receiving a great deal of social media attention, a company called Spritz has announced a supposed breakthrough in reading technology that they claim will make everyone the equivalent of an Olympian ...
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The Spritz technique seems like it will find some utility, as it does seem to be good for absorbing short, simple bits of writing, but reading lengthy and/or complex bodies of text (which is to say, all of recreational reading, to say the least) just doesn't seem to be in the wings.
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In honor of Wimbledon, the final points of a classic McEnroe-Borg match, and a little science thrown in with the eye movements of viewers watching the match.
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Eyetracking technology knows your subconscious pizza desires … or not.
Pizza Hut has started to test eye-tracking technology for ordering in some of its U.K. restaurants, but it may not get your order right
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A decade ago, Magnus Carlsen, who at the time was only 13 years old, created a sensation in the chess world when he defeated former world champion Anatoly Karpov at a chess tournament in Reykjavik, Iceland, and the next day played then-top-rated Garry Kasparov—who is widely regarded as the best...
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Singing in a foreign language can make learning how to speak it easier.
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Friday Illusion at New Scientist. Watch the video and see if you can predict whether the coin will come up heads or tails before reading the rest of the description.
Can you predict if a coin will land heads or tails? Watch the video above and see if you're up to the tricky task. Created by John Henderson from the University of South Carolina and colleagues, the c...
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In honor of Andy Murray making it to the quarter finals of Wimbledon, the final points from the Murray/Gulbis match from a few years ago. The ovals superimposed on the video show where people watching the match are looking, and the heat map shows where viewers are concentrating their attention, with hotter colors indicating greater consistency across viewers.
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