[visionlist] Deadline extended to April 15th for special issue on "Neural underpinnings of attention in the real world: Co-registration of eye movements and EEG"

David Melcher david.melcher at nyu.edu
Fri Mar 24 07:34:58 -04 2023

The submission deadline has been *extended to April 15th*. Please reach out
to the special issue editors if you are planning to submit a manuscript.

*Call for Papers in Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics Special Issue-
Neural underpinnings of attention in the real world: Co-registration of eye
movements and EEG*

Visual attention is critical for many real-world cognitive tasks that have
important consequences for our daily lives (e.g., reading, visual search,
scene perception). Eye movements play a critical role in such active tasks,
but historically, cognitive neuroscience methods (e.g.,
electroencephalography; EEG) have required research participants to refrain
from moving their eyes to reduce artifacts and confounds in neural
measurements. However, restricting eye movements limits our inferential
capabilities, especially with respect to understanding the real-world
implications that motivate the research in the first place. Recent
technological innovations are helping to alleviate this problem. One major
innovation is the ability to co-register brain activity (e.g., EEG or MEG)
to eye movement behavior (via eye tracking) as people freely move their
eyes. Such technical innovation allows for the simultaneous study of
behavioral and neural measures of visual and cognitive processes in
naturalistic free-viewing scenarios, moving beyond the constraints of
traditional laboratory paradigms. However, there are both technical and
conceptual challenges underlying the use of these methods. Moreover,
because much of the prior eye movement and electrophysiological research
has been developed in largely independent research areas – each with their
own theories, foci, and best practices – there remains a major challenge in
integrating these long-siloed domains.

 The goal of this special issue is to feature the latest empirical,
theoretical, and methodological work on eye-movement and EEG
co-registration in cognitive science. We particularly invite contributions
that take a naturalistic approach to active vision and/or aim to bridge the
“attention” gap across multiple research areas (e.g., studying
commonalities and differences in visual processing and attention across
reading and scene perception). Contributions may include:
A. Original empirical research using co-registration methods
B. Original empirical research using a single methodology but that has
direct implications for (or challenges to) co-registration research
C. Opinionated review of research with implications for co-registration
D. Methodological or “best practices” contributions for conducting and
reporting co-registration research

 All submissions will undergo normal, full peer review, maintaining the
same high editorial standards for regular submissions to Attention,
Perception, & Psychophysics. The deadline for submissions is *April 15,
2023 *with a target publication date of December, 2023. We invite those
interested in a possible submission to contact one of the
*editors: Elizabeth Schotter, Brennan Payne, or David Melcher.*
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