Eye movements
Perceptual expertise
Face recognition
Visual word recognition
Hemispheric asymmetry
Eye
Tracking
Computational Modeling
Cognitive Neuroscience
WELCOME

Our lab studies the relationship between human behaviour and its underlying cognitive processes/neural mechanisms, using a variety of approaches including computational modeling and cognitive neuroscience (with behavioral, eye movement, and EEG/ERP measures).

Research Topics

Our current research topics include (but not limited to) visual perception and cognition and psycholinguistics, as listed below:

  • Eye Movement analysis with Hidden Markov Models, EMHMM toolbox available! (In collaboration with Dr. Antoni Chan at City University of Hong Kong)
  • Deep Neural Network + Hidden Markov Model (DNN+HMM) for modeling eye movements in visual cognition
  • Face and visual word recognition
  • Eye movements in audiovisual information processing
  • Learning changes in perceptual expertise acquisition
  • Music notation reading expertise
  • Asymmetries in visual perception
  • Eye movements in reading

Equipment

The department of Psychology currently has an Eyelink 1000 eye tracker, a Tobii eye tracker, and a 64-channel ANT EEG system. In addition, our lab has a portable SMI Red-n eye tracker.

LATEST NEWS

[April 15, 2022]NEW Journal paper on "An inverted u-shape developmental trend of holistic processing in visual expertise: the case of Chinese character recognition" by Tso, R. V. Y., Au, T. K., and Hsiao, J. H., accepted to Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications.

[April 12, 2022]NEW
Conference paper on "The impact of mask use on social categorization." by Zheng, Y., Chen, D., Hu, X., and Hsiao, J. H., accepted to The 44th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society as a talk with Full Paper.
Conference paper on "Does word boundary information facilitate Chinese sentence reading among beginning readers?" by Liao, W., Chong, W. C., and Hsiao, J. H., accepted to The 44th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society as a poster with Full Paper.
Conference paper on "The role of reading strategy in reading comprehension performance: An eye-movement study" by Kwok, J. and Hsiao, J. H., accepted to The 44th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society as a poster with Full Paper.

[April 5, 2022]NEW Journal paper on "Eye movement analysis of children's attention for midline diastema" by Cho, V., Hsiao, J. H., Chan, A. B., Ngo, H., King, N. M., and Anthonappa, R., accepted to Scientific Reports.

[April 4, 2022]NEW Journal paper on "Understanding children's attention to traumatic dental injuries using eye-tracking" by Cho, V., Hsiao, J. H., Chan, A. B., Ngo, H., King, N. M., and Anthonappa, R., accepted to Dental Traumatology.

[April 3, 2022] NEW Journal paper on "Understanding children's attention to dental caries through eye-tracking" by Cho, V., Hsiao, J. H., Chan, A. B., Ngo, H., King, N. M., and Anthonappa, R., accepted to Carries Research.

[March 21, 2022] NEW Journal paper on "Impact of mask use on face recognition: An eye tracking study " by Hsiao, J. H., Liao, W., and Tso, R. V. Y., accepted to Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications.

Attention Brain & Cognition Lab
Department of Psychology
University of Hong Kong
Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong.