• Question: What experiments do you do in neuroscience?

    Asked by Laura :) to Sonia on 9 Nov 2018.
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      Sonia Lenehan answered on 9 Nov 2018:

      The experiments that I do are called eye-tracking tasks and these are tasks where you are looking at a screen and are shown videos and pictures with people in them. The eye-tracking tool follows where your eyes are looking on the screen and then I can use this information to look at your social cognition which is what your brain uses to take in social information and to help you understand social situations like understanding facial expressions! Other neuroscientists work with other tests like MRI or CAT scans, or they work with animals doing experiments!