How the Presence of Persons Biases Eye Movements
Zwickel, Jan, Vö, Melissa L-H, Psychonomic Bulletin & Review
We investigated modulation of gaze behavior of observers viewing complex scenes that included a person. To assess spontaneous orientation-following, and in contrast to earlier studies, we did not make the person salient via instruction or low-level saliency. Still, objects that were referred to by the orientation of the person were visited earlier, more often, and longer than when they were not referred to. Analysis of fixation sequences showed that the number of saccades to the cued and uncued objects differed only for saccades that started from the head region, but not for saccades starting from a control object or from a body region. We therefore argue that viewing a person leads to an …
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Publication information: Article title: How the Presence of Persons Biases Eye Movements. Contributors: Zwickel, Jan - Author, Vö, Melissa L-H - Author. Journal title: Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. Volume: 17. Issue: 2 Publication date: April 2010. Page number: 257+. © Psychonomic Society, Inc. Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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