Journal article

Extrapolation occurs in multiple object tracking when eye movements are controlled

Tina Luu, Piers DL Howe

Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics | SPRINGER | Published : 2015


There is much debate regarding the types of information observers use to track moving objects. Howe and Holcombe (Journal of Vision 12(13): 1-10, 2012) recently reported evidence that observers employ extrapolation while tracking. However, their study is potentially confounded because it did not control for eye movements. As eye movements can aid extrapolation, it is unclear whether extrapolation can still occur in multiple object tracking (MOT) when eye movements are eliminated. In the current study, we addressed this question using an eye tracker to ensure that fixation was always maintained on a central fixation point while observers performed a tracking task. In the predictable condition..

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