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

[June 9, 2020] NEW Journal paper on "Understanding visual attention to face emotions in social anxiety using hidden Markov models." by Chan, F. H. F., Barry, T. J., Chan, A. B., and Hsiao, J. H., accepted to Cognition & Emotion.

[May 1, 2020] NEW
- Conference paper on "The role of eye movement consistency in learning to recognise faces: Computational and experimental examinations." by Hsiao, J. H., An, J. H., and Chan, A. B., accepted to the 42nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society as a talk.
- Conference paper on "Audiovisual Information Processing in Emotion Recognition: An Eye Tracking Study" by Zheng, Y, and Hsiao, J. H., accepted to the 42nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society as a poster.
- Conferent abstract on "Differential modulation effects of music expertise on English and Chinese sentence reading" by Liao, W., Li, S. K., Wu, Y., and Hsiao, J. H., accepted to the 42nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society as a poster.
- Conferent abstract on "Impact of sleep deprivation on EEG markers of emotion regulation in young adults" by Li, C., Lau, E. Y. Y., Hsiao, J. H., Zhang, J., Lam, Y. C., Zhang, J., Yee, L. T. S., and Rusak, B., accepted to the 42nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society as a poster.
- Conferent abstract on "Habitual Sleep Quality Moderated the Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Emotion Regulation by Third-Person Self Talk: Event-Related Potential (ERP) and Behavioral Findings" by Lam, Y. C., Lau, E. Y. Y., Hsiao, J. H., Li, C., and Yee, L. T. S., accepted to the 42nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society as a poster.

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