Lund Eye Tracking Studies in Research on Language and Cognition

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The research group from Humanities laboratory at Lund University, Sweden, presents three strands of research on language and cognition where eye-tracking methodology has been used as a window on the mind. The paper includes: (1) eye tracking studies on picture viewing and picture description showing the dynamics of how speakers perceive, conceptualize and spontaneously describe complex visual scenes on higher levels of discourse, (2) studies using a combination of eye tracking and spoken scene descriptions to study mental imagery and to track the ability of “seeing something in the mind’s eye”, and (3) eye tracking studies conducted in order to study ’thinking for speaking’ and linguistic diversity by investigating language-specific cognitive effects. The paper ends with a visionary outlook for future applications of eye tracking methodology in the study of language and cognition.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Human Aspects of ICT


  • thinking for speaking, event perception, cognitive semantics, mental imagery, visual attention, language and cognition, eye tracking methodology, event description, manner of motion
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)317-328
JournalSlovo a Slovesnost
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Publication categoryResearch

Bibliographic note

The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Cognitive Science (015001004), Humanities Lab (015101200), Linguistics and Phonetics (015010003)

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