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Roy S. Hessels:

I am a postdoctoral researcher at Experimental Psychology, Helmholtz Institute and Developmental Psychology at Utrecht University, the Netherlands.

At Utrecht University, we currently run a large cohort study, called YOUth, in which we investigate neurocognitive development of around 6000 children. In this study, I am responsible for the entire eye-tracking operation.

In my research, I use eye-tracking to understand the role eye movements play in social interaction. For this, I use wearable eye trackers, and state-of-the-art dual eye-tracking setups. In addition, I have an interest in eye-tracking methodology, as I believe there is much to be gained to improve eye-tracking measurements in psychological research.

If you want to know more, you are more than welcome to send me an email at mail@royhessels.nl

 

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 Fred Mast; Head of Cognitive Psychology, Perception and Research Methods; Dean Human Sciences Faculty; Ordinarius:

 I am full professor at the University of Bern where I am directing the newly founded section "Cognitive Psychology, Perception, and Research Methods". My research is concerned with mental imagery, sensorimotor processing, and visual perception, and it is regularly funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (see research projects for more information). I was Dean of the Human Sciences Faculty (2015-17), and I am currently Co-Director of the Interfacultary Research Cooperation "Decoding Sleep" of the University of Bern. Although I was fortunate to have many outstanding teachers, my most influential mentors were Norbert Bischof (Zurich) and Stephen Kosslyn (Harvard).

 

 

 

 Maciej Szkulmowski (NCU). Associate Professor of the Institute of Physics, Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science of the Nicolaus Copernicus University.

Polish physicist; specializes in optics, experimental physics, biophysics and medical physics.

In his research, he deals with: ultrafast modulation of light beam aberrations to improve the parameters of imaging systems, interferometric imaging of the entire eyeball with the use of active optical elements, and the development of functional OCT tomography methods for imaging cells and tissues.

   Jaana_Simola1.jpg    Jaana Simola completed her PhD in psychology in 2011 at the University of Helsinki. She has worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Neuroscience Center at University of Helsinki and as a visiting postdoc at University of Paris VIII, France. Her research concerns brain dynamics during active vision, i.e., how we sample our environment with eye movements and how we process emotional stimuli and task-irrelevant information. She also has a strong interest in fluctuations in spontaneous brain dynamics as well as pupil size and blinking. Jaana uses a wide range of methods including EEG, MEG, fMRI, eye tracking and psychophysics. Currently, she is a fellow at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies (HCAS).
        
       
       



 

 

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