Johanna Kaakinen - Combining different process measures to study reader engagement - 19/03/2020

due to the corona situation, this lecture is cancelled


About the lecture

There is growing interest in how reader emotions influence text comprehension (e.g. Bohn-Gettler, 2019; Jacobs, 2015). In order to understand how emotional and cognitive processes interact during the course of reading we need to develop novel methods that allow recording the process of reading as well as its cognitive and emotional underpinnings. In my recent research, I have combined eye tracking with other process-oriented measures such as motion capture recordings and electrophysiological measures (EDA, HR) to study how reader engagement fluctuates during the course of reading (e.g., Kaakinen et al., 2018). In this talk, I will present results of some recent studies that have utilized combinations of different process measures to study how readers interact with text, and discuss the typical problems encountered when dealing with multiple concurrent measurements

About the speaker

Johanna Kaakinen, University of Turku, Finland

My current research deals with the role of emotional reactions in the processing of written information. I combine different process measures (eye movements, psychophysiological measurements) with think-aloud protocols and recall measures to gain understanding of how readers process and memorize emotion-provoking information in either news stories or literary fiction.

Practical information

Thursday 19 March 2020, 4 pm - 6 pm, aula M.004 (Sint-Jacobsstraat 2, 2000 Antwerp)

online registration form (mandatory)