Learning from where ‘eye’ remotely look or point: impact on number line estimation error in adults.

Gallagher-Mitchell, Thomas and Simms, Victoria and Litchfield, Damien (2017) Learning from where ‘eye’ remotely look or point: impact on number line estimation error in adults. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. ISSN 1747-0226 (Accepted for Publication)

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Abstract

In this paper we present an investigation into the use of visual cues during number line estimation, and their influence on cognitive processes for reducing number line estimation error. Participants completed a 0-1000 number line estimation task pre and post a brief intervention in which they observed static-visual or dynamicvisual cues (control, anchor, gaze cursor, mouse cursor) and also made estimation marks to test effective number-target estimation. Results indicated that a significant pre-test to post-test reduction in estimation error was present for dynamic visual cues of modelled eye-gaze and mouse-cursor. However, there was no significant performance difference between pre and post-test for the control or static anchor conditions. Findings are discussed in relation to the extent to which anchor points alone are meaningful in promoting successful segmentation of the number line, and whether dynamic cues promote the utility of these locations in reducing error through attentional guidance.

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Additional Information and Comments: This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article submitted for consideration in The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology [copyright Taylor & Francis]; The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology is available online at http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/pqje20/current
Keywords: number line; attentional guidance; gaze following; gaze transfer; eye movement modelling.
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Science > Psychology
Depositing User: Tom Gallagher-Mitchell
Date Deposited: 23 May 2017 09:17
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2017 08:36
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/1981

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