AASERT-92: Interdisciplinary Training in Visual Sciences
Annual rept. 1 Jul 1993-30 Jun 1994
RUTGERS - THE STATE UNIV NEW BRUNSWICK NJ DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY
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The goal of the AASERT training is to combine work in oculomotor control and visual modeling. The research concentrates on the question of how saccades are able to be programmed accurately to target objects in natural scenes. There are two steps to this process, namely, selection of the goal object and spatial pooling of information in the selected object. the selection state is studied by means of dual-task experiments., using techniques developed in mathematical psychology to measure performance trade-offs of concurrent tasks. The pooling stage is being studied by means of experiments in which saccades are used to look at targets of varying size, contrast, and spatial frequency content. The goal is to discover the processing steps used by the visual system to compute a central landing position.
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