Lates: Scanning

02 July 2024 18:00 - 22:00 The Royal Society Free

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2024.

Many sports and occupations rely on paying attention to important cues in dynamic environments. Our ability to selectively attend to relevant cues is said to be a determinant of expertise. Selective attention can help us make effective decisions and facilitate optimal performance in tasks such as fast paced sports or hazard detection in lifeguarding. 

Eye trackers and Virtual Reality systems can help us explore what individuals are attending to and how they scan through their surrounding environments. Join the team from the University of Chichester to find out what happens when individuals sustain attention over time and how we can assess scanning patterns. 

Have a go at spotting hazards in a busy beach and pool scene and get feedback on what you were concentrating on. Also, use our virtual reality system to explore how you might scan to make decisions during a football match. 

Attending the event

This drop-in activity will be held in the City of London Room 1 on Tuesday 2 July 2024, 6pm — 10pm. 

  • Free to attend, no ticket required
  • Due to limited capacity, there may be times when queuing is necessary for a short period. Please note that we operate on a first-come, first-served basis
  • This activity will take place in person at the Royal Society
  • Suitable for over 18s
  • Travel and accessibility information and details on planning your visit - contact us directly to arrange any specific accessibility requirements
  • Food and drink will be available for purchase at our onsite café

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