Monday, March 07, 2016

IMC Bootcamp Video - Eye-tracking in the wild and in film

On Tuesday 24th November, 2016 I was lucky enough to be invited by Katrin Heimann and colleagues from the Interacting Minds Centre (IMC) at Aarhus University, Demark to take part in their bootcamp on Visual Attention. The IMC is an incredible interdisciplinary research institute investigating issues of social cognition and related phenomena from a variety of perspectives. The visual attention bootcamp was a great success and I thoroughly enjoyed learning about the work and approaches of the other speakers. 

I had the pleasure of ending the day with a summary of my research on film viewing. In the talk I touched on issues of how to run eye tracking experiments with dynamic stimuli, how to use computer vision to analyse film content, the evolution of cinema and its relationship with visual cognition, an overview of my Attentional Theory of Cinematic Continuity (AToCC; Smith, 2012; available here), and how individual differences manifest in where we look and what we think whilst watching movies. The resulting video is great and provides a great overview of my work.

Check it out and let me know what you think via Twitter @timothy_j_smith.