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Cognitive Processes in Eye Guidance

Geoffrey Underwood


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 ... More

Keywords: visual field, eye fixation, eye movement, cognitive processes, perception

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Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780198566816
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566816.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Geoffrey Underwood, editor
Professor of Cognitive Psychology at the University of Nottingham

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