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Eye movements and their functions in everyday tasks

Overview of attention for article published in Eye, November 2014
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (78th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (94th percentile)

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Title
Eye movements and their functions in everyday tasks
Published in
Eye, November 2014
DOI 10.1038/eye.2014.275
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Authors

T Foulsham

Abstract

Human saccades and fixations have numerous functions in complex everyday tasks, which have sometimes been neglected in simple experimental situations. In this review I describe some of the characteristics of eye movement behaviour during real-world interactions with objects, while walking in natural environments and while holding a conversation. When performing real-world actions and walking around the world, we fixate relevant features at critical time points during the task. The eye movements between these fixations are planned and coordinated alongside head and body movements, often occurring a short time before the corresponding action. In social interactions, eye movements are both a mechanism for taking in information (for example, when looking at someone's face or following their gaze) and for signalling one's attention to another person. Thus eye movements are specific to a particular task context and subject to high-level planning and control during everyday actions.Eye advance online publication, 14 November 2014; doi:10.1038/eye.2014.275.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Finland 2 2%
Korea, Republic of 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Unknown 121 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 28 22%
Student > Bachelor 19 15%
Student > Master 17 13%
Researcher 10 8%
Student > Postgraduate 9 7%
Other 27 21%
Unknown 16 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 35 28%
Medicine and Dentistry 14 11%
Neuroscience 10 8%
Computer Science 10 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 6%
Other 28 22%
Unknown 21 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 22 February 2018.
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#2,930,393
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Outputs from Eye
#249
of 2,093 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#48,906
of 228,461 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Eye
#3
of 58 outputs
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