Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Paper published on the central bias in day-to-day viewing

Our paper on the central bias in day-to-day viewing is now available online, at this address. In the study, participants navigated around the building, made tea, or sorted cards while wearing a mobile eye tracker (Tobii 2 glasses). Analysis of the data showed that people tended to shift their gaze by moving their heads so that the recorded gaze position was held in the middle of the head-centred video image. Moreover, this bias towards the centre was not influenced by the task. We propose that, in the absence of dedicated mobile eye tracking software, spy-glasses can provide a feasible means of guessing where people look in day-to-day tasks, by assuming that they mostly gaze at the central region of the head-centred image.

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