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Eye Movements During Visualizations of Pictures and Verbal Descriptions : An Experimental Investigation of Eye Movements and Mental Images

Johansson, Roger (2004)
Cognitive Science
Abstract
In this paper it is hypothesized that the spatial locations of objects both in a verbal description and from a complex picture are reflected in the eye movements during a visualization of these objects. In four experiments, eye movements were recorded while test subjects recalled objects that were either previously observed in a complex picture or presented in a verbal

description. In both cases, the subjects spontaneously looked at regions on a blank screen that reflected the spatial locations of the objects they recalled. These results contribute to evidence that the eyes are connected with the cognitive processes that occur during imagery, and that we indeed have mental images or at least procedures that make us experience mental... (More)
In this paper it is hypothesized that the spatial locations of objects both in a verbal description and from a complex picture are reflected in the eye movements during a visualization of these objects. In four experiments, eye movements were recorded while test subjects recalled objects that were either previously observed in a complex picture or presented in a verbal

description. In both cases, the subjects spontaneously looked at regions on a blank screen that reflected the spatial locations of the objects they recalled. These results contribute to evidence that the eyes are connected with the cognitive processes that occur during imagery, and that we indeed have mental images or at least procedures that make us experience mental images. It is also argued that tacit knowledge can not be used as an argument against the results of the experiments. (Less)
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author
Johansson, Roger
supervisor
organization
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type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
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keywords
numerical analysis, Computer science, Mental imagery, Eye-tracking, Visualization, systems, control, Datalogi, numerisk analys, system, kontroll
language
English
id
1328866
date added to LUP
2006-04-12
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2009-04-20 11:13:48
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  abstract     = {In this paper it is hypothesized that the spatial locations of objects both in a verbal description and from a complex picture are reflected in the eye movements during a visualization of these objects. In four experiments, eye movements were recorded while test subjects recalled objects that were either previously observed in a complex picture or presented in a verbal

description. In both cases, the subjects spontaneously looked at regions on a blank screen that reflected the spatial locations of the objects they recalled. These results contribute to evidence that the eyes are connected with the cognitive processes that occur during imagery, and that we indeed have mental images or at least procedures that make us experience mental images. It is also argued that tacit knowledge can not be used as an argument against the results of the experiments.},
  author       = {Johansson, Roger},
  keyword      = {numerical analysis,Computer science,Mental imagery,Eye-tracking,Visualization,systems,control,Datalogi,numerisk analys,system,kontroll},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Eye Movements During Visualizations of Pictures and Verbal Descriptions : An Experimental Investigation of Eye Movements and Mental Images},
  year         = {2004},
}