Learning to search. The importance of eye movements in the decrease of response times during a visual choice reaction time task

  • Aleksandra Kroll Independent Clinical Psychology Unit, Department of Psychiatry, Pomeranian Medical University, Szczecin, Poland
  • Monika Mak Independent Clinical Psychology Unit, Department of Psychiatry, Pomeranian Medical University, Szczecin, Poland
  • Jerzy Samochowiec Department of Psychiatry, Pomeranian Medical University, Szczecin, Poland
Keywords: response time, eye movement, eye tracking, saccades, fixation, learning, gaze, CRT, visual choice reaction time task

Abstract

Reaction times are often used as an indicator of the efficiency of the processes in the
central nervous system. While extensive research has been conducted on the possible
response time correlates, the role of eye movements in visual tasks is yet unclear. Here we
report data to support the role of eye movements during visual choice reaction time training.
Participant performance, reaction times, and total session duration improved. Eyemovements
showed expected changes in saccade amplitude and resulted in improvement
in visual target searching.

Author Biography

Aleksandra Kroll, Independent Clinical Psychology Unit, Department of Psychiatry, Pomeranian Medical University, Szczecin, Poland

Independent Clinical Psychology Unit, Department of Psychiatry, Pomeranian Medical University, Szczecin, Poland

Published
08-12-2016
How to Cite
Kroll, A., Mak, M., & Samochowiec, J. (2016). Learning to search. The importance of eye movements in the decrease of response times during a visual choice reaction time task. Journal of Eye Movement Research, 9(5). https://doi.org/10.16910/jemr.9.5.5
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