Language & Visual Cognition Lab

The Language and Visual Cognition Lab at Denison University

Our lab uses eye tracking to measure the cognitive processes that underly reading and other visual attention tasks. We are particularly interested in understanding why readers activate the sounds of their language even when they are reading silently and how readers rapidly make sense of language that is often massively ambiguous.

The lab is equipped with two Eyelink eye trackers (SR Research): an Eyelink 1000 eye tracker and an Eyelink Portable Duo, which both record eye position every millisecond while participants are reading or performing other visual attention tasks on a computer screen.

Research Interests

Students present research at 2018 MPA Conference in Chicago, IL!

LVCL Summer Researchers present posters of their research!

Lab Members

Spring 2018 lab members (from left to right): Will, Tyler, Coco, Megan (not pictured: Zehan)

PI: Dr. Mallorie Leinenger

Current Undergraduate Research Assistants:
Megan Farrell ’18 (Spring 2017, Summer 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018)
Coco Alban ’20 (Fall, 2017, Spring 2018)
Tyler Duffrin ’20 (Fall, 2017,Spring 2018)
Zehan Ge ’20 (Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018)
Will Rudolph ’20 (Spring, 2018)

2017 Anderson Summer Scholars:
Emily Grabauskas ’18
Megan Farrell ’18
Andy Grant ’18

Former Undergraduate Research Assistants:
Ej Scott ’18 (Fall 2017)
Emily Grabauskas ’18 (Summer, 2017)
Andy Grant ’18 (Spring 2017, Summer 2017)
Hannah Gibson ’19 (Spring 2017)
Ha Khuong ’17 (Spring 2017)
Molly Korest ’17 (Spring 2017)

The LCVL is looking for research assistants!