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Where have eye been? Observers can recognise their own fixations

Foulsham, T and Kingstone, A (2013) 'Where have eye been? Observers can recognise their own fixations.' Perception, 42 (10). 1085 - 1089. ISSN 0301-0066

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Abstract

We are often not explicitly aware of the location of our spatial attention, despite its influence on our perception and cognition. During a picture memory task, we asked whether people could later recognise their eye fixations in a two-alternative test. In three separate experiments, participants performed above chance when discriminating their own fixation patterns from random locations or locations fixated in a different image. Recognition was much poorer when the task was to spot your own versus someone else's fixations on the same stimulus, but performance remained better than chance. That we are sensitive to our own scan patterns has implications for perception, memory, and meta-cognition. © 2013 a Pion publication.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
Depositing User: Clare Chatfield
Date Deposited: 01 May 2014 12:05
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2017 14:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/9320

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