PhD Researcher
Yuxuan Guo

From September 2018 to December 2022, I worked as a Doctoral Researcher at the Research Training Group 2323 at Technische Universität Dresden. My work, as an engineering psychologist, focuses on assessing and evaluating human states within complex working systems (e.g., process industries and mobile agricultural systems). I used eye-tracking techniques to analyze people’s eye movements during complex tasks processing as an indicator of their attention state, which provides an empirical basis for organizing suitable screen work and deriving an attention-sensitive human-machine interface.

Before my doctoral position, I obtained my M.Sc. in Psychological Science with a focus on Research Methods from the University of Glasgow, UK, from September 2016 to November 2017. My academic journey began with a B.Sc. in Applied Psychology at Fujian Medical University, China, spanning September 2011 to September 2015.Throughout my undergraduate studies, I interned at Xiamen Xian Yue Hospital, a mental health institution in China, from November 2014 to April 2015.

Projects/co-operation within CeTI you are already involved in:
I am currently working on a project investigating individuals’ visual attention during the viewing of high-level dynamic narrative scenes.

CeTI rooms you are / will be involved in:

Further questions:

What is your research interest?
The two visual systems approach; Eye movements and scene perception/perspective-taking; Visual attention in task processing.

What motivated you to do what you do today?
My interest in understanding and predicting goal-directed human behavior aligns with the goals of CeTI. Therefore, I look forward to contributing my research skills and expertise in human cognition and behavior to the interdisciplinary research environment at CeTI.

What do you find particularly interesting about CeTI?
I appreciate CeTI’s interdisciplinary research environment, which allows me to closely share and discuss my work with national and international experts from various fields, such as engineering, computer science, and machine design.

To which question have you not found an answer lately?
Eye movement in film viewing: The effects of narrative comprehension and representational basis on gaze control.

How do you spend your free time?
I enjoy reading, playing the violin, and sometimes going hiking with colleagues.