The Paris Eye Tracking academy is composed of a unique group of highly cited, senior researchers from different scientific disciplines, including: Marketing, Psychology, Neuroscience, Ergonomics, Sport, Autism, Vision Research. Collectively they have a deep understanding of the principles, applications and benefits of eye tracking. The main goal of the Academy is to organise regular workshops and training courses in Paris so that the researchers can share their knowledge and experience.
Jean Lorenceau is a research director at CNRS, a specialist in visual perception and oculomotricity. After studying psychology and neuroscience, he joined the CNRS in 1986 and began researching the psychophysical and physiological processes of visual perception and eye movements. Today installed at the institute of vision, he has been a member of several laboratories (LPE, LPPA, UNIC, ICM ...), director of the Relay of Information on the Sciences of Cognition, president of the Cognition Foundation and advisor scientist of Carnot Cognition.
His research concerns the treatment and integration of visual movements, studied with various methodologies: psychophysics, oculomotricity, brain imaging and modeling.
Inventor of a device allowing to write with the movement of the eyes, he works today on the different facets of the eye movements, with approaches in fundamental and clinical research.
Thierry Baccino is full Professor in Cognitive Psychology for Digital Technologies at the University of Paris VIII and Scientific Director of the LUTIN Laboratory (EA 4004) at the Museum of Science and Industry (La Villette). He is a specialist in eye-tracking, a technique he has applied to the field of reading, and has published extensively on this topic. Currently his methodological research concerns the coupling of eye-trackers with other behavioral measurement devices: EEG (EFRP), physiological indicators (RED, EKG, ...) and Motion Capture.
Dr. Franck Mars, CNRS, France
He received the M.Sc degree in Psychology from University Charles de Gaulle, Lille, France, in 1997, and the Ph.D. degree in Neuroscience from the University of Aix-Marseille 2, Marseille, France, in 2001. After a postdoctoral fellowship at Anatol Feldman's Motor Control laboratory at the University of Montreal, he joined the Research Institute of Communications and Cybernetics of Nantes (IRCCyN), first as a postdoctoral fellow, later on as a permanent full-time researcher. In 2012, he became the head of PsyCoTec (Psychology, Cognition, Technology), the human factors group at IRCCyN. In 2017, he took the responsibility of the PACCE group (Perception, Action, Cognition for Ergonomics and Design) in the newly created LS2N (Laboratory of Numerical Sciences in Nantes).
His research interests are related to the design of technological systems based on the understanding of human behavior, with an emphasis on perceptual and motor processes and how these processes interact with higher cognitive functions. He favors an interdisciplinary approach that lies at the crossroads of experimental psychology, ergonomics and engineering sciences.
Yann Coello is full professor in Cognitive Psychology and Neuropsychology at the University of Lille and has built a solid research team in the field of embodied perception and cognition. He is the director of the Cognitive and Affective Sciences Laboratory (UMR CNRS 9193), and the co-director of the Research Centre for Visual Sciences and Cultures hosting the innovative technological platform EquipEx IrDIVE (Innovation Research in the Digital and Interactive Visual Environments). He published numerous papers on visual perception, spatial cognition and perception-action coupling, and published recently a landmark book (2 vol.) on “The foundations of embodied cognition”. As a whole, he published more than 100 papers in high impact journals, and is regularly invited in international conferences as well as visiting Professor in different European countries. He is associate editor for the journal Frontiers in Cognition and the President of the French National Committee of Psychological Sciences (CNFPS), hosted by the Academy of Sciences. He is one of the representatives for France at the International Union of Psychological Science and is frequently called upon by foreign national research agencies for scientific expertise. He has been laureate of important funded projects at national (PIA Equipex, FEDER) and European level (ESF-EUROCORES) and coordinates the European master in Neuropsychology in collaboration with Universities in Portugal and Italy. He is member of the executive committee of the Institute Carnot Cognition.
Olivier Le Meur obtained his PhD degree from the University of Nantes in 2005. From 1999 to 2009, he has worked in the media and broadcasting industry. In 2003 he joined the research center of Thomson-Technicolor at Rennes where he supervised a research project concerning the modelling of the human visual attention. Since 2009 he has been an associate professor for image processing at the University of Rennes 1. In his research team, PERCEPT, his research interests are dealing with the understanding and the modelling of the human visual attention. More specifically, Dr. Le Meur aims to design computational models for simulating the gaze deployment of human. He is also focussing on saliency-based applications, such as objective assessment of video quality, retargeting and image editing.
Marcus Nyström, Lund University Humanities Lab, Sweden.
Marcus is Associate Professor of Ergonomics (2015) and have a PhD in Information Theory (2008). His research interests include visual perception and cognition, learning, eye movements, and eye tracking - all with an interdisciplinary focus. Of particular interest are questions that concern why we move our eyes to certain locations in the environment, and how this is modulated by factors such as physical properties of the environment, expertise, disorders, and cognitive state. Hi is also interested in how the research methods and instrumentation can influence the outcome of a study.
Marylise Cottet, ENS Lyon, France. I'm geographer and I am interested in relationships between people and their environments (especially aquatic environments). Perceptions are a modality of these relationships. As a social scientist, I use traditional methods of investigation such as surveys (interviews, questionnaires) to apprehend them. But eye-tracking methods seem to me very complementary. For several years, I have therefore been studying the contribution of eye-tracking methodologies (and in particular mobile eye-tracking) to better understand how people perceive their environments and create links with them.
Jean Fournier is an associate professor at University of Paris Nanterre, and the current president of the French Society of Sport Psychology. He served as the Co-Editor of the International Journal of Sport Psychology for 10 years. Two of his main research interests are decision making and mental skill training. He has developed a mindfulness program (mindfulness for performance) suited for competitive athletes. He has lead quiet eye studies in elite golfers, and decision making in combat sport athletes with mobile eye tracking technology. For the past 24 years, he has consulted in mental training with Olympic athletes and coaches at the French Institute of Sports, (INSEP Paris), with the French Golf Federation, and with different Olympic and professional athletes around the globe.
Olivier Droulers (MD & PhD) is professor of consumer neuroscience at the Institut de Gestion de Rennes (Graduate School of Management), University of Rennes 1. His research investigates the application of concepts and techniques deriving from neuroscience to marketing, with a special focus on eye tracking methodology. His research has been published in the Journal of Advertising Research, Psychology and Marketing, the Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Economics, PLOS One, Advances in Consumer Research, Tourism Management, Public Health Nutrition, Recherche et Applications en Marketing, and the Journal of Historical Research in Marketing.
I am a professor at the Interactive Data Visualization group (part of the DEVI team) of the French Civil Aviation University (ENAC) in Toulouse, France. I am also an associate researcher at the research center for the French Military Air Force Test Center (CReA).
In 2010, I received my PhD in Computer Science from the Toulouse university and in 2014 I got my HDR (Habilitation à Diriger des Recherche).
My research cover information visualization (InfoVis) and human-computer interaction (HCI), especially the visualization of multivariate data in space and time. I also investigate the design of scalable visual interfaces and the development of pixel based rendering techniques.
Throughout my career I have been involved with several projects including: large data exploration tools, graph simplifications (edge bundling), paper based interactions, augmented reality, 3D visualization, eye tracker data analytics...
I’m an Associate Professor in University Grenoble Alps at the Laboratory of Psychology and NeuroCognition (LPNC). My researches are on visual perception and attention and I work on the link between perception, cognition and eye movement. I obtained a PhD in Cognitive Science at the University Joseph Fourier in Grenoble in 2002. From 2002 to 2008, I was a postodctoral in the CERNEC in university of Montréal and then associate Professor in the SCALab (former URECA), in Lille. I also coordinate the Master on Cognitive Science in Grenoble, in collaboration with N. Guyader and H. Loevenbruck.
Associate Professor at UMR 1253, iBrain, University of Tours, Inserm, Tours, France.
Since 2005, my work has focused on the neurophysiology of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). These works mainly use an approach in oculometry and pupillometry to investigate body mobilization in response to sensory stimulation.They aim to contribute to a better knowledge of the developmental profile in a typical and atypical context allowing to identify specific markers of the autistic pathology.
My research is in the field of developmental psychopathology, one of whose aims is to shed light on dysfunctional developmental mechanisms and processes in relation to knowledge from developmental psychology and in reference to typical development.
The dysfunctions studied concern the main developmental functions whose evolution is affected by neurodevelopmental disorders, and more specifically by autism spectrum disorders (DSM-5, 2013). It is thus a question of studying the anomalies or peculiarities of the communication, the interactions and the social cognition, which imply upstream to go to observe and to measure the atypicalities in the imitative, attentive, emotional, socio-cognitive, sensory competences. and perceptive (perception of faces, emotional facial vs. non-emotional expressions, speech sounds, biological movements).
These functions are explored in the child with autism compared to the child with mental retardation and the toddler, by means of different protocols combining measures of behavioral indices (survey of indicators of the functions mentioned above by means of scales, tests or grids), and / or physiological (eye tracking measurements or electroencephalographic measurements by EEG, carried out within the PsyClé Center BabyLab).
Edouard Gentaz of University of Geneva, Genève UNIGE with expertise in Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Experimental Psychology.....
Muriel Boucart is a research director at the national center for scientific research (CNRS). She is an expert in visual perception in normally sighted people and in neurological (visual agnosia, Alzheimer, posterior cortical atrophy) and ophthalmic diseases (macular degeneration and glaucoma). Her studies focus on the cognitive processes involved in object, scene and face recognition, using the methods of psychophysics and eye movements. M Boucart works in the university hospital in Lille. Her research is internationally recognized in the fields of peripheral vision on a 5m panoramic covering the 180° of the visual field and in patients’ studies. She teaches pathological vision in the masters of neuropsychology of the universities of Lille, Bordeaux and Aix-Marseille.
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