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reading cognition lab

Laboratory Introduction
The laboratory is led by Professor Yu-qin Jian to carry out eye movement and reading research, the development of eye movement software technology, graphic reading, and reading psychology. 

Research Equipment
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Research Group
Name of Professor: Yu-Cin Jian
Title: Professor
Research Interests: Eye movement and reading research, the development of eye movement software technology, etc.
Name: Hsiao-Hui Lin
Title: Postdoctoral researcher
Fields: Science learning and reading, science texts and tests
Name: Tzu-Ning Wang
Title: Postdoctoral researcher
Fields: Eye movement and graphic reading, teaching message design
Name: Meng-Huan Li
Title: Ph.D. student
Fields: Chinese language reading, eye movement in second language learning
Name: Yi-Jie Wu
Title: Full-time research assistant
Field: Assisting in eye-movement experiments, purchasing and reimbursing
Name: Tzu-Xuan Chen
Title: Master degree's student
Fields: English reading, eye movement in second language learning
Name: Yao-Xuan Hsiao
Title: Graduate student and part-time assistant
Job: Project administration and reimbursing, research support, etc.
Name: Pin-Hsuan Lin
Title: College student and part-time assistant
Job: Project administration and reimbursing, research support, etc.
Name: Tsai-Luen Tseng
Title: College student and part-time assistant
Job: Project administration and reimbursing, research support, etc.

Graduate Student
Name: Pin-Hsien Kuo
Title: Master's degree student (graduate in 2021)
Current Position: Middle School Teacher
Thesis title: Cognitive processing strategies of secondary school students in reading scientific texts and academic vocabulary with different semantic transparency-an eye-tracking study
Name: Tzu-Ning Wang
Title: Ph.D. student ( graduated in 2022)
Current Position: Postdoctoral researcher
Thesis title: The Role of Cohesion Effect in Science Text Reading for College Students

Internal Honor
Award Year Award Name Issuing Authority
2021 Award for Academic Excellence: Distinguished Professor (the year 2021-2023) National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU)
2020 Special Outstanding Talent Award National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU)
2019 Special Outstanding Talent Award National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU)
2018 Award for Academic Excellence: Distinguished Professor (the year 2018-2020) National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU)
2018 Award for "Research Excellence" in the College of Education, National Taiwan Normal University   The Educational College, NTNU
2017 Award for Academic Excellence: Distinguished Professor (the year 2017-2019) National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU)
2017 The Scholastic Article Grant The Office of Research and Development, NTNU
2016 The Scholastic Article Grant The Office of Research and Development, NTNU
2015 The Scholastic Article Grant The Office of Research and Development, NTNU

External Honors
Award Year Award Name Issuing Authority
2022 NSTC Mr. Da-You Wu Memorial Award  National Science and Technology Council (NSTC)
2018 Five-year period "Young Scholar Fellowships-the Columbus Program" (2018~) Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)
2018 MOST Young Scholar Fellowship Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)
2016 Three-year period "Outstanding Young Scholars Program"  (2016-2019) Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)
2015 MOST Special Outstanding Talent Award (2015-2018) Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)
2014 MOST Postdoctoral Researcher Academic Research Award Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)

Research Projects
Year Project Title Participant Role Period Subsidy/ Commissioning Agency Description Remarks
2022 Yu-Cin Jian Project Director August 2022~July 2025 NSTC General Research Projects ( 111-2410-H-003 -013 -MY3 )
2022 Yu-Cin Jian Project Director February 2022~January 2023 NSTC Columbus Program 111-2636-H-003-009
2021 Yu-Cin Jian Project Director February 2021~January 2022 MOST Columbus Program 110-2636-H-003-003-
2019 Yu-Cin Jian Project Director February 2020~January 2021 MOST Columbus Program 109-2636-H-003-003-
2018 Yu-Cin Jian Project Director February 2019~January 2020 MOST Columbus Program 108-2636-H-003-003-
2017 Yu-Cin Jian Project Director February 2018~January 2019 Department of International Cooperation and Science Education, MOST Columbus Program 107-2636-S-003-001-
2016 Yu-Cin Jian Co-Director August 2016~July 2018 Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, MOST General Research Projects 105-2410-H-003 -072 -MY2
2016 Yu-Cin Jian Project Director August 2016~July 2019 Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, MOST Outstanding Young Scholars Research Program 105-2628-H-003-002-MY3
2015 Yu-Cin Jian Co-Director August 2015~July 2018 Department of International Cooperation and Science Education, MOST General Research Projects 104-2511-S-003-013-MY3
2014 Yu-Cin Jian Project Director August 2014~July 2017 Department of International Cooperation and Science Education, MOST Independent Postdoctoral Scholars Research Project 103-2511-S-003-065-MY3


Journal Articles: Eye Movement and Reading
  1. Jian, Y. C.* (2022). Using an eye tracker to examine the effect of prior knowledge on reading processes while reading a printed scientific text with multiple representations. International Journal of Science Education.Impact factor: 2.241; Ranking: 136/265 = 51% (Education & Educational Research), (SSCI)
  2. Jian, Y. C.* (2022). Reading in print versus digital media uses different cognitive strategies: Evidence from eye movements during science-text reading. Reading and Writing. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11145-021-10246-2Impact factor: 2.87; Ranking: 90/264 = 34% (Education & Educational Research); 22/61 = 36% (Psychology, Educational), (SSCI)[PDF]
  3. 郭品纖、簡郁芩*2022)中學生閱讀科學圖文與不同語意透明度之學術詞彙的認知處理策略眼動追蹤研究。教育心理學報。(TSSCI)[PDF]
  4. Jian, Y. C.* (2022). Influence of science text reading difficulty and hands-on manipulation on science learning: An eye-tracking study. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 59, 358-382.Impact factor: 4.832; Ranking: 21/264 = 8% (Education & Educational Research), (SSCI)[PDF]
  5. Jian, Y. C., & Wu, C. J.* (2022). Conveying spatial and kinematic representations in text reading via words and pictures: An eye-movement analysis. Chinese Journal of Psychology《中華心理學刊》 (TSSCI)[PDF]
  6. 王孜甯、簡郁芩*2022)。科學圖文閱讀眼動研究之系統回顧。教育心理學報。(TSSCI)[PDF]
  7. Wang, T-N., Jian, Y. C.*, Wu, C-J., & Li, P. (2021). Science reading and self-regulated learning: Evidence from eye movements of middle-school readers. The Journal of Educational Research. https://doi.org/10.1080/00220671.2021.2012637Impact factor: 1.871; Ranking: 172/264 = 65% (Education & Educational Research), (SSCI)[PDF]
  8. Jian, Y. C.* (2021). The immediate and delayed effects of text-diagram reading instruction on reading comprehension and learning processes: evidence from eye movements. Reading and Writing, 34, 727-752. https://doi.org/10.1007/S11145-020-10089-3Impact factor: 2.87; Ranking: 90/264= 34% (Education & Educational Research); ; 22/61=36(Psychology, Educational), (SSCI)[PDF]
  9. Wu, C. J.* , Liu, C. Y., Yang, C. H., & Jian, Y. C. (2021). Eye movements reveal children’s deliberative thinking and predict their performance in arithmetic word problems. European Journal of Psychology of Education, 36, 91-108.Impact factor: 1.247; Ranking: 45/60 = 75% (Psychology, Educational), (SSCI)[PDF]
  10. Jian, Y. C.* (2020). Teaching fourth-grade students of different reading abilities to read biological illustrations and integrate to text information: An empirical experiment. Research in Science Education, 50(6), 2269-2282.Impact factor: 5.439; Ranking: 9/264 = 3% (Education & Educational Research), (SSCI)[PDF]
  11. Jian, Y. C.*, Su, J. H., & Hsiao, Y. R. (2019). Differentiated processing strategies for science reading among sixth-grade students: exploration of eye movements using cluster analysis. Computers and Education, 142.Impact factor: 5.296; Ranking: 4/263 = 1% (Education & Educational Research), (SSCI) [PDF]
  12. Jian, Y. C.* (2019). Reading instructions facilitate signaling effect on science text for young readers: an eye-movement study. International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 17, 503-522.Impact factor: 1.578; Ranking: 133/263 = 51% (Education & Educational Research) [PDF]
  13. Jian, Y. C.* (2018). Reading instructions influence cognitive processes of illustrated text reading not subject perception: An eye-tracking study. Frontiers in Psychology (in press).Impact factor: 2.089; Ranking: 39/135 = 29% (Psychology, Multidisciplinary), (SSCI) [PDF]
  14. Jian, Y. C. & Ko, H. W.* (2017). Influences of text difficulty and reading ability on learning illustrated science texts for children: An eye movement study. Computers and Education, 113, 263-279.Impact factor: 3.819; Ranking: 7/235 = 3% (Education & Educational Research), (SSCI) [PDF]
  15. Jian, Y. C.* (2017). Eye-movement patterns and reader characteristics of students with good and poor performance when reading scientific text with diagrams. Reading and Writing, 30 (7),1447-1472.Impact factor: 1.498; Ranking: 69/235 = 29% (Education & Educational Research), (SSCI) [PDF]
  16. Jian, Y. C., & Wu. C. J.*  (2016).The function of diagram with numbered arrows and text in helping readers construct kinematic representations: Evidenced from eye movements and reading tests. Computes in Human Behavior, 61, 622-632.Impact factor: 2.694; Ranking: 20/129 (Psychology, Multidisciplinary), (SSCI) [PDF]
  17. Jian, Y. C. (2016). Fourth graders’ cognitive processes and learning strategies for reading illustrated biology texts: eye movement measurements. Reading Research Quarterly,51(1), 93-109.Impact factor: 2.884; Ranking: 6/224 (Education & Educational Research), 6/55 (Psychology Educational), (SSCI) [PDF]
  18. Jian, Y. C., & Wu, C. J.*  (2015). Using eye tracking to investigate semantic and spatial representations of scientific diagrams during text-diagram integration. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 24 (1) , 43–55. Impact factor: 1.214; Ranking: 55/224 (Education & Educational Research), (SSCI) [PDF]
  19. Jian, Y. C. & Ko, H. W.*  (2014). Investigating the effects of background knowledge on Chinese word processing during text reading: Evidence from eye movements. Journal of Research in Reading, 37 (1) , 71–86. Impact factor: 1.473; Ranking: 34/224 (Education & Educational Research), (SSCI) [PDF]
  20. Jian, Y. C., Wu, C. J.*  & Su, J. H. (2014). Learners’ eye movements during construction of mechanical kinematic representations from static diagrams. Learning and Instruction, 32, 51–62. Impact factor: 3.585; Ranking: 3/224 (Education & Educational Research), 3/55 (Educational Psychology), (SSCI) [PDF]
  21. Jian, Y. C., Chen, M. L., & Ko, H. W. * (2013). Context effects in processing of Chinese academic words: An eye tracking investigation. Reading Research Quarterly, 48 (4) , 403–413. Impact factor: 2.884; Ranking: 6/224 (Education & Educational Research), 6/55 (Psychology Educational), (SSCI) [PDF]
  22. 簡郁芩、吳昭容* 2012)。以眼動型態和閱讀測驗表現探討箭頭在科學圖文閱讀中的圖示效果。中華心理學刊54 (3)385–402, (TSSCI) [PDF]

Seminar Papers:
  1. Kuo, P. H., & Jian, Y. C.* (2022, August). The processing strategies for illustrated science reading and Chinese academic words with different semantic transparency among middle-school students: An eye-tracking study. Paper presented at the 21st European Conference on Eye Movements (ECEM), University of Leicester, UK.
  2. Jian, Y. C.*, Cheung, L. Y. T., & Wu, Y. J. (2022). Science learning and hands-on versus simulation experiments: An eye movement study. Poster session presented at the 132th annual convention of American Psychological Association (APA).
  3. 郭品纖、簡郁芩*。(202112月)。國中生的科學知識、閱讀能力、空間記憶與旋轉能力和科學圖文閱讀歷程與理解表現之間的關係探究結合眼動和測驗的實徵資料。第37屆科學教育國際研討會。彰化:國立彰化師範大學。
  4. 簡郁芩*、吳怡潔、蘇家漢。(202112月)。大學生閱讀科學漫畫的眼動型態比較高和低測驗表現讀者的差異。第37屆科學教育國際研討會。彰化:國立彰化師範大學。
  5. 簡郁芩*、吳怡潔。(202110月)。以眼動指標和讀者特徵預測國小四到六年級學生閱讀科學文章的理解表現。第60屆台灣心理學會年會。壁報論文發表。
  6. 簡郁芩*、吳怡潔、蘇家漢。(202012月)以眼動儀探討科學先備知識高低的大學生操作滑輪實驗的學習歷程比較手動和虛擬操作的差異。第36屆科學教育國際研討會。高雄:高雄科學工藝博物館。
  7. 簡郁芩*、游蟬蔓、吳怡潔。(202012月)大學生透過文章閱讀與實驗操作學習科學概念的眼動研究。第36屆科學教育國際研討會。高雄:高雄科學工藝博物館。
  8. 洪晨瑋、簡郁芩*。(202010月)。以眼動追蹤探討激發水準與閱讀材料難易度對閱讀理解歷程的影響。第59屆台灣心理學會年會。線上口頭論文發表。
  9. Jian, Y. C.* & Su, J. H. (2019, December). Paper versus screen: how consistency of reading preferences and assigned medium influence reading comprehension. (ICEAP). Kyoto, Japan.
  10. 簡郁芩*、吳怡潔、楊芳瑩。(201911月)。以眼動儀和認知地圖理論探討紙本和數位閱讀歷程的差異。第35屆科學教育國際研討會。台北:國立臺灣師範大學。
  11. Jian, Y. C.* & Su, J. H. (2019, June). Using an eye-tracker to depict the changing appearances of reading processes before and after reading instruction intervention for young readers. Paper presented at the 7th International Workshop on Advanced Learning Sciences (IWALS), Jyväskylä, Finland.
  12. Wang, T. N., Jian, Y. C.*, Wu, C. J., & Su, J. H. (2018, December). Exploring the cognitive processes of repeated studying and testing as self-regulation strategies on seventh graders’text-diagram science reading. Paper presented at Hong Kong International Conference on Education, Psychology and Society (HKICEPS), Hong Kong.
  13. 簡郁芩*、蘇家漢。(201811月)。七年級學生眼中的物理圖和公式以閱讀「槓桿原理」文章的眼動型態為例。第34屆科學教育國際研討會。花蓮:國立東華大學。
  14. 王孜甯、簡郁芩*。(201811月)。七年級學生如何閱讀科學文章中不同結構屬性的句子?以首讀和重讀的眼動型態探究之。第34屆科學教育國際研討會。花蓮:國立東華大學。
  15. Jian, Y. C.* & Su, J. H. (2018, June). Using eye movement indicators to predict middle-school students’ learning performance on illustrated science texts reading. Paper presented at the 6th International Workshop on Advanced Learning Sciences (IWALS), Pittsburgh, United States.
  16. 簡郁芩*、蕭詠如、吳昭容、蘇家漢。(201711月)。以不同閱讀能力的國小學生重讀科普文章的眼動型態探討自我調整學習策略。第33屆科學教育國際研討會。屏東:國立屏東大學。
  17. 魏靜宜、簡郁芩*。(201711月)。以眼動追蹤初探背景知識及文本組織模式對科學圖文閱讀的影響。第33屆科學教育國際研討會。屏東:國立屏東大學。
  18. 簡郁芩*、蕭詠如、蘇家漢。(201710月)。以集群分析處理眼動資料探討國小六年級學生閱讀科學圖文之認知類型。第56屆台灣心理學會年會。嘉義:國立中正大學。
  19. Jian, Y. C. (2017, August). Reading Instructions Influence Cognitive Processes of Illustrated Text Reading for Young readers: An Eye-Tracking Study. Paper presented at the 19th European Conference on Eye Movements (ECEM), Wuppertal, German.
  20. Jian, Y. C. (2017, July). Teaching Fourth-Grade Students to Read Biological Illustrations and Integrate Text Information: An Empirical Study. Paper presented at the 24th Society for the Scientific Studies of Reading (SSSR), Halifax, Nova Scotia.
  21. 簡郁芩201612月)。以眼動儀探討圖文標示與閱讀策略教學對國小六年級學生閱讀科學文章的效果與認知歷程。第32屆科學教育國際研討會。台中:國立自然科學博物館。
  22. 吳昭容*、楊忠璇、簡郁芩201612月)。以移動視窗探討圖形的知覺廣度比較科學、數學與風景圖。第32屆科學教育國際研討會。台中:國立自然科學博物館。
  23. Jian, Y. C. (2016, July). The Function of Diagram with Numbered Arrows and Text in Conveying Mechanical Kinematic Information: An Eye Tracking Investigation. Paper presented at the 23th Society for the Scientific Studies of Reading (SSSR), Porto.
  24. Jian, Y. C.* & Su, J. H. (2015). What Differences of Sixth Graders with Good and Poor Comprehensions while Reading an Illustrated Scientific Text? An Eye-movement Approach. 31屆科學教育國際研討會。屏東:墾丁福華飯店。
  25. 簡郁芩*、蘇家漢。(2015)。眼動資料的序列分析方法以圖文閱讀的實驗為例。第54屆台灣心理學會年會暨學習、教學、與評量國際研討會。臺北:國立臺灣師範大學。
  26. Jian, Y. C. (2015, August). Children s’ cognitive processes and learning strategies for reading illustrated biology texts: Eye movement measurements. Paper presented at the 18th European Conference on Eye Movements (ECEM), Vienna, Austria.
  27. 簡郁芩201412月)。以序列分析處理眼動資料探討不同閱讀能力之國小四年級學生閱讀科學圖文的認知歷程。第30屆科學教育國際研討會。臺北:國立臺灣師範大學。
  28. 簡郁芩、吳昭容、蘇家漢(201312月)。圖示連續標號箭頭對建構科學動態表徵的影響以序列分析處理眼動資料探究之。口頭報告論文發表於中華民國第29屆科學教育研討會,彰化:彰化師範大學。
  29. Jian, Y. C., & Wu, C. J.*(2013, August). Advantages of word and diagram in describing configuration representation of a mechanical system: Evidence from eye movements and comprehension tests. Paper presented at the 17th European Conference on Eye Movements (ECEM), Lund, Sweden.
  30. Jian, Y. C., & Wu, C. J.*(2013, July). Investigate how people understand diagrams in order to construct a kinematic representation of a physical system by recording eye movement. Paper presented at the 20th Society for the Scientific Study of Reading (SSSR), Hong Kong.
  31. Jian, Y. C. & Ko, H. W.* (2012, August). Using eye-tracker to examine the context effect when recognizing Chinese words in the texts. Poster session presented at the 120th annual convention of American Psychological Association (APA), Orlando, America.
  32. 簡郁芩、吳昭容*201112月)。以眼球追蹤技術探討科學文章閱讀中圖的功能。口頭報告論文發表於中華民國第27屆科學教育研討會,高雄:中山大學。
  33. Jian, Y. C., Wu, C. J.*, & Su, J. H. (2011, August). Using eye-tracker to investigate how readers allocate their visual attention when reading the scientific text contained an interpretative picture. Poster session presented at the 34th European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP), Toulouse, France.