The Eyes Have It

February 25th saw the third installment of Ignite Phoenix, an event where people from a variety of creative fields gather to give brief talks on the topic of their choosing. This was my second Ignite Phoenix, and they just keep getting better. Presenting at Ignite is challenging because they employ the "lightning talk" format wherein you have 5 minutes to articulate your ideas with 20 powerpoint slides that change automatically every 15 seconds. This time, my talk was entitled, "The Eyes Have It: Eyes as a Window to Cognition." Despite some linguistic flubs at the beginning and a bad camera angle on the magic trick, I was happy with my performance. Below the break you will find some of the references I cited in the talk.


Beatty, J. (1982). Task-evoked pupillary responses, processing load, and the structure of processing resources.
Psychological Bulletin, 91, 276-292.

Kuhn, G. & Land, M. F. (2006). There's more to magic than meets the eye.
Current Biology, 16, R950-R951.

Lyle, K. B., Logan, J. M., & Roediger III, H. L. (2008). Eye movements enhance memory for individuals who are strongly right-handed and harm it for individuals who are not.
Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 15, 515-520.

Milgram, S., Bickman, L., & Berkowitz, L. (1969). Note on the drawing power of crowds of different size.
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 13, 79-82.

Ricciardelli, P., Bricolo, E., Aglioti, S. M., & Chelazzi, L. (2002). My eyes want to look where your eyes are looking: Exploring the tendency to imitate another individual's gaze.
Neuroreport, 13, 2259-2264.

Tomasello, M., Hare, B., Lehmann, H., & Call, J. (2007). Reliance on head versus eyes in the gaze following of great apes and human infants: The cooperative eye hypothesis.
Journal of Human Evolution, 52, 314-320.


Ryan Ferguson said...
11:49 AM

Great job!

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