Saturday, January 21, 2017

Work on social attention in real world search presented at the BOMG meeting in Cardiff

Last Wednesday Tim Hodgson and I attended the meeting of the British Oculomotor Group (BOMG) in Cardiff. All aspects of eye movements were discussed at the meeting, including brain imaging of regions involved in the planning and control of eye movements (Greenlee), the training of vergence eye movements (Kapoula), nystagmus (various talks) and reading scrolling text (Harvey). In my own talk, I presented recent work, supported by an EPS grant. In the study, we examined whether participants find objects placed in different rooms more quickly when cues (gazing eyes, a pointing hand, or an arrow) indicated the location of the object. This was indeed the case, but the effect of the cue did not depend on the type of cue.

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