Effects of an active visuomotor steering task on covert attention

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dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Sociology en
dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Cognitive Science en
dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Chalmers, Chalmers University of Technology en
dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Cognitive Science en
dc.contributor.author Tuhkanen, Samuel
dc.contributor.author Pekkanen, Jami
dc.contributor.author Lehtonen, Esko
dc.contributor.author Lappi, Otto
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-13T08:48:01Z
dc.date.available 2019-09-13T08:48:01Z
dc.date.issued 2019-08-08
dc.identifier.citation Tuhkanen , S , Pekkanen , J , Lehtonen , E & Lappi , O 2019 , ' Effects of an active visuomotor steering task on covert attention ' , Journal of Eye Movement Research , vol. 12 , no. 3 , 1 , pp. 1-19 . https://doi.org/10.16910/Jemr.12.3.1 en
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dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-7996-7665/work/61590975
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0001-6974-8760/work/61593034
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0001-9663-5403/work/61593294
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dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/305413
dc.description.abstract In complex dynamic tasks such as driving it is essential to be aware of potentially important targets in peripheral vision. While eye tracking methods in various driving tasks have provided much information about drivers’ gaze strategies, these methods only inform about overt attention and provide limited grounds to assess hypotheses concerning covert attention. We adapted the Posner cue paradigm to a dynamic steering task in a driving simulator. The participants were instructed to report the presence of peripheral targets while their gaze was fixed to the road. We aimed to see whether and how the active steering task and complex visual stimulus might affect directing covert attention to the visual periphery. In a control condition, the detection task was performed without a visual scene and active steering. Detection performance in bends was better in the control task compared to corresponding performance in the steering task, indicating that active steering and the complex visual scene affected the ability to distribute covert attention. Lower targets were discriminated slower than targets at the level of the fixation circle in both conditions. We did not observe higher discriminability for on-road targets. The results may be accounted for by either bottom-up optic flow biasing of attention, or top-down saccade planning. fi
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dc.language.iso eng
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dc.subject 6162 Cognitive science en
dc.subject silmänliikemittaus en
dc.subject tarkkaavaisuus en
dc.subject ääreisnäkö en
dc.subject ajaminen en
dc.title Effects of an active visuomotor steering task on covert attention en
dc.type Article
dc.description.version Peer reviewed
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.16910/Jemr.12.3.1
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