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Department of Physics

Visual Cognition

Funded by the National Science Foundation's FIRE & ECR Programs

These projects are the first of their kind to explore and exploit the link between cognition and eye movements in the context of physics problem solving. Although the projects focus on problem solving in physics, the results of the research have implications for learning in other STEM disciplines where the use of images is important. Beyond the immediate scope, the projects will benefit the field of physics education research by infusing ideas from cognitive psychology regarding visual cueing into physics education research, It also potentially changes the ways visual media are used in physics and other STEM instruction to more effectively facilitate students' learning. 







National Science Foundation

This project is supported by the National Science Foundation under grant nos. 1138697 and 1348857.