Active Vision (PSYL10133)

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Active Vision (PSYL10133)

We will first establish that eye movements provide a window to the attentional system. Whilst attention can be deployed outside of the centre of gaze in most cases what we fixate on is typically useful for the task at hand. Until recently most of the research into attention and eye movements have used abstract or static images to gain an understanding of the visual and attentional system. Here we argue that the main purpose of these systems is to guide movement and in order to understand the attentional system we must study gaze behaviour under goal-directed, real-world conditions.

In this course, we will cover the theoretical perspectives of cognitive ethology and representative design related to the collection of eye-movement behaviour. With an emphasis on empirical evidence, we will focus on how gaze behavior differs in real-world and laboratory based tasks. We will examine how gaze behavior differs as a result of experience in a variety of real-world situations.

02/11/2018 - 11:10am to 1:00pm
09/11/2018 - 11:10am to 1:00pm
16/11/2018 - 11:10am to 1:00pm
23/11/2018 - 11:10am to 1:00pm
30/11/2018 - 11:10am to 1:00pm
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2500 word funding proposal (100%)


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