Υποδομές

To Εργαστήριο Γλωσσικής Ανάπτυξης στεγάζεται στον 3ο όροφο του νέου κτιρίου της Φιλοσοφικής Σχολής (γραφείο 308 Δ). Είναι εξοπλισμένο με 10 σταθμούς εργασίας (φορητούς και σταθερούς), δύο μονάδες Eye Tracker (φορητό και σταθερό) και δύο εκτυπωτές (laser, color inkjet). Οι ερευνητές μεταξύ άλλων έχουν στη διάθεσή τους εφαρμογές όπως: Ε-prime και SPSS.

E-prime
E-prime is a software provided by Psychology Software Tools, Inc. for rapidly developing and conducting psycholinguistic experiments on PCs with audio/visual stimulus material. Detailed information about E-prime can be found at http://www.pstnet.com.

Eye-Tracker
Tobii 1750, eye-tracker comprises software and hardware provided by Tobii Technology AB. The Tobii Eye tracker system is used to record oculomotor behavior in infants, children, and adults: the research participants see audio-visual stimuli on a 17” screen, while there is a recording of looking preferences and gaze fixations by the hardware. Eye tracking is used to investigate human language development and skills. It is particularly useful in psycholinguistic research, because it allows to investigate the first (unconscious) reactions of the mind in various stimuli (linguistic or not). Tobii system is particularly friendly to both experimenters and research participants because it offers large freedom of head movement and great accuracy of eye tracking data.

Within the framework of the “Thales” (Action 85514) & “ARISTEIA I” (Action 87566) projects run by the Language Development Lab, the Tobii T1750 eye tracker was upgraded to a T120 and a new Tobii X2-60 portable eye tracker was also purchased. This new small eye tracking research system is exceptionally flexible, resulting from the freedom of head movement and its unique portability. This portable eye-tracking technology is particularly useful for our research which aims to collect data from various age groups, across a number of different towns in Greece, in surroundings that are familiar to the participants (such as their homes, clinics or schools). Further information about Tobii eye-tracker technology is provided at http://www.tobii.com.

Other hardware and software components

E-prime Extensions for Tobii
E-prime Extensions for Tobii (professional version) allows the direct communication with the Tobii Studio Software (TET and CV packages). The Tobii eye trackers are controlled directly from E-Prime, where the experiments are designed, while visualizations, AOIs’ analyses, timing and presentation are made through either E-Prime, or E-Studio.