During the summer of 2017, Sea Life Brighton will host an interactive science exhibit that protoypes a new way to ask scientific questions about behaviour and the mind “in the wild”!
How do you participate?
Watch a 30-second video for science! While you watch, we’ll video record your eyes, then replay the recording so that you can see what your eyes do when you watch movies, or look at the world!
How does this help neuroscience?
Traditional science experiments studying human behaviour are most often conducted inside laboratories with 10 to 50 participants, and then generalized to conclude something about the behaviour of all humans. We believe that such small datasets run a great risk of misleading our understanding of human behaviour.
So, we want to bring these studies of behaviour out of the laboratory and “into the wild”! For humans, this means bringing our experiments to places like the Sea Life center, where 50 to 100 people per day can participate in our studies, discuss our hypotheses and results, and learn about cutting edge ideas and technologies for understanding minds.
Want to learn more?
Check out our project blog for documentation of the project, and recent news and updates!
Visit Surprising Minds’ github repository to see the dataset, our analysis code, and visualizations of the project’s results!
Share your thoughts, photos, and videos of the exhibit on twitter, instagram, and facebook using #surprisingminds and #everymindonline!
|Danbee Kim||Project Co-Lead||Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour|
|Kerry Perkins||Project Co-Lead||Sea Life Brighton|
|Clive Ramble||Design and Fabrication of outer casing for eye-tracking station||Sol Vin|
|Hazel Garnade||Design and Fabrication of outer casing for eye-tracking station||Sol Vin|
|Goncalo Lopes||Eyetracking Software||Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour|
|Dario Quinones||Eyetracking Hardware||Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour|
|Kirsty McNaught||Eyetracking Systems Consultant||Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour|
|Fedor Lischenko||Video content contributor||Russian Federal Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography|
|Caitlin O’Brien||Video content contributor||Université de Caen Normandie|
|Ryuta Nakajima||Video content contributor||Independent Artist|
|Roger T. Hanlon||Video content contributor||Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, USA|
|Ian Blaney||Stores and Logistics Manager||Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour|
|Karen Fergus||Administrative assistance||Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour|
|Martyn Stopps||Prototyping and fabrication assistance||Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour|
|Robb Barrett||Prototyping and fabrication assistance||Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour|
|Alex Whitworth||Resident scientist-in-training||Nuffield Research Placements|
|Reanna Campbell-Russo||Resident scientist-in-training||Nuffield Research Placements|
|Adam Kampff||PhD Advisor||Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour|
Many additional thanks to
The EveryMind Team for continuous and unflagging support and enthusiasm;
Alice Taylor-Gee (Sainsbury Wellcome Centre) for nurturing a momentum for public outreach and engagement at the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre, and for connecting us with the Nuffield Research Placement program;
Helen Fitzgerald (Sea Life Brighton) for her support throughout the project at Sea Life Brighton;
and Daniel Osorio (Sussex University) for initiating the collaboration with Sea Life Brighton.