Information and repetition change children's visual strategies when viewing magic tricks and without gaze cues
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2013

Gaze cues and direct gaze attract visual attention. However, few studies have explored visual cues in children within realistic contexts. The effect of information and repetitive stimulus presentation has not been thoroughly studied with dynamic stimuli. The aim of the present study was to investigate how information affects the visual strategies of children measured by the number of fixations on certain areas of interest and their durations. Furthermore, this study examined the effect of gaze cues and direct gaze. In two consecutive experiments, children's visual strategies when viewing magic tricks were measured by an eye tracker. Gaze cues were only present in Experiment 1. The results showed that repetitive stimulus presentation and information caused children to change their visual strategies when viewing magic tricks with and without gaze cues. However, the effect was larger when the gaze cues were not present. These findings in children were similar to those in adults.


A. Ordqvist

Linköpings universitet

M Falkmer

Tekniska högskolan i Jönköping

Municipality Council of Norrköping

R Parson

Curtin University

D. Leung

Curtin University

H Fleischer

Tekniska högskolan i Jönköping

Joakim Dahlman

Chalmers, Sjöfart och marin teknik, Maritime Operations

S Girdler

Curtin University

T. Falkmer

Tekniska högskolan i Jönköping

Linköpings universitet

Curtin University

Perceptual and Motor Skills

0031-5125 (ISSN) 1558-688x (eISSN)

Vol. 116 1 144-162





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