Cognitive Processes in Eye Guidance

Cognitive Processes in Eye Guidance

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Whether reading, looking at a picture, or driving, how is it that we know where to look next - how does the human visual system calculate where our gaze should be directed in order to achieve our cognitive aims? Of course, there is an interaction between the decisions about where we should look and about how long we should look there. However, our eyes do not just move randomly over the visual field - whether we are reading, driving, or solving a problem. There are systematic variations not only in the duration of each eye fixation, but also in what we are looking at. It is these variations in eye movements that can tell us much about the cognitive processes involved in the performance of these activities. Within reading research, great progress has already been made in understanding these processes and there are now a number of competing and well-formed models. In some other areas of perception, the development of formal theories and the search for critical evidence is less advanced. This book brings together leading vision scientists studying eye movements across a range of activities, such as reading, driving, computer activities, and chess. It provides groundbreaking new research that will help us understand how it is that we know where to move our eyes, and thereby better understand the cognitive processes underlying these activities.Carpenter, R. H. S. (2001). Express saccades: Is bimodality a result of the order of stimulus presentation? Vision Research, 41, 1145-1151. Carpenter, R. H. S., and Williams, M. L. L. (1995). Neural computation of log likelihood in control ofanbsp;...

Title:Cognitive Processes in Eye Guidance
Author:Geoffrey Underwood
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2005-07-28


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