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Active VisionThe Psychology of Looking and Seeing$
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John M Findlay and Iain D Gilchrist

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780198524793

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524793.001.0001

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NATURAL SCENES AND ACTIVITIES

NATURAL SCENES AND ACTIVITIES

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(p.129) CHAPTER 7 NATURAL SCENES AND ACTIVITIES
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Active Vision
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John M. Findlay

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524793.003.0007

This chapter is concerned with eye movements while viewing natural scenes and engaging in visual activities. It starts with a discussion of early descriptive studies of picture scanning. The concept of a scanpath is then introduced, followed by a discussion of scene perception, more specifically the role of objects in scenes. This section includes a brief account of theories of object perception and scene perception together with the role eye movements in scene understanding. The theory of deictic vision and the role of eye movements in everyday activities including driving, sport, and tea making, are discussed.

Keywords:   picture scanning, scanpath, scene perception, objects, object perception, deictic vision, everyday actions, driving, sport, tea making

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