I’m very lucky because no two days are alike in my job. I work as a Graduate Research Assistant in the Department of Experimental Psychology.
If you think about what your eyes are doing as you read this blog, you probably imagine them moving in a smooth line from left to right, line by line. You might occasionally decide to go back to re-read something. In fact, your eyes are doing something quite different. They’re moving in a series of jumps called saccades and in between the saccades are pauses, called fixations. Psychologists have learned a lot about reading by measuring the pattern of fixations and saccades as people read.
With our new website underway we were keen to get some photos to highlight our exciting new project, ReadOxford. Here is a sneak peek behind the scenes of our photoshoot at St. John’s College.
Academics as webdesigners – a recipe for disaster? You, the visitor of this website, may be the judge of this.