Measuring cognitive activity via EEG and eye tracking during language processing

15 December 2022 → 14 December 2024
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Corpus linguistics
    • Developmental linguistics
    • Discourse analysis
    • Language acquisition
    • Psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics
  • Natural sciences
    • Machine learning and decision making
    • Natural language processing
  • Social sciences
    • Knowledge representation and machine learning
    • Neurocognitive patterns and neural networks
    • Cognitive processes
    • Learning and behaviour
    • Sensory processes and perception
    • Social perception and cognition
    • Second language learning
language processing multilingualism interpreting language ascquisition translation EEG eye tracking machine learning
Project description

The psycholinguistic nature of many research lines in linguistics, translation, and experimental psychology requires systems that measure the cognitive processes underlying the use of (multiple) languages. Such equipment is very valuable and much on demand, as is clear from the number of researchers that would like to employ the combination of EEG and eye tracking. Various research goals are envisaged, such as the creation of freely available translation, interpreting and reading corpora with physiological and textual data, mapping incidental language acquisition, optimising language models, and improving machine-learning. The combination of both systems is thus necessary for the planned lines of research. Many existing studies within the applicants' departments already include lab designs that have successfully addressed substantial parts of the above goals, but the requested infrastructure would ensure the data can be collected in the most ecologically valid manner.