Eye Movements During Mental Imagery are Not Reenactments of Perception

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Eye Movements During Mental Imagery are Not Reenactments of Perception. / Johansson, Roger; Holsanova, Jana; Holmqvist, Kenneth.

Cognition in Flux. ed. / Stellan Ohlsson; Richard Catrambone. Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Portland, Oregon, 2010. p. 1968-1973.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingPaper in conference proceeding

Harvard

Johansson, R, Holsanova, J & Holmqvist, K 2010, Eye Movements During Mental Imagery are Not Reenactments of Perception. in S Ohlsson & R Catrambone (eds), Cognition in Flux. Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Portland, Oregon, pp. 1968-1973, Cognitive Science conference, 0001/01/02.

APA

Johansson, R., Holsanova, J., & Holmqvist, K. (2010). Eye Movements During Mental Imagery are Not Reenactments of Perception. In S. Ohlsson, & R. Catrambone (Eds.), Cognition in Flux (pp. 1968-1973). Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Portland, Oregon.

CBE

Johansson R, Holsanova J, Holmqvist K. 2010. Eye Movements During Mental Imagery are Not Reenactments of Perception. Ohlsson S, Catrambone R, editors. In Cognition in Flux. Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Portland, Oregon. pp. 1968-1973.

MLA

Johansson, Roger, Jana Holsanova and Kenneth Holmqvist "Eye Movements During Mental Imagery are Not Reenactments of Perception". and Ohlsson, Stellan Catrambone, Richard (editors). Cognition in Flux. Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Portland, Oregon. 2010, 1968-1973.

Vancouver

Johansson R, Holsanova J, Holmqvist K. Eye Movements During Mental Imagery are Not Reenactments of Perception. In Ohlsson S, Catrambone R, editors, Cognition in Flux. Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Portland, Oregon. 2010. p. 1968-1973

Author

Johansson, Roger ; Holsanova, Jana ; Holmqvist, Kenneth. / Eye Movements During Mental Imagery are Not Reenactments of Perception. Cognition in Flux. editor / Stellan Ohlsson ; Richard Catrambone. Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Portland, Oregon, 2010. pp. 1968-1973

RIS

TY - GEN

T1 - Eye Movements During Mental Imagery are Not Reenactments of Perception

AU - Johansson, Roger

AU - Holsanova, Jana

AU - Holmqvist, Kenneth

PY - 2010

Y1 - 2010

N2 - In this study eye movements were recorded for participants in three different conditions. All three conditions consisted of a perception phase and an imagery phase. The imagery phase was similar for all conditions, i.e. participants looked freely at a blank white screen. But the perception phase was different for each condition. In a control condition participants looked freely at a complex picture. In the first experimental condition they looked at another complex picture but maintained fixation at the center of the picture. In the second experimental condition they maintained central fixation while listening to a verbal scene description. The results revealed that despite central fixation during perception in the two central gaze conditions, participants’ eye movements were spread out during imagery and reflected spatial positions and directions of the picture or scene. These results contradict the assumption that eye movements during imagery are reenactments of perception.

AB - In this study eye movements were recorded for participants in three different conditions. All three conditions consisted of a perception phase and an imagery phase. The imagery phase was similar for all conditions, i.e. participants looked freely at a blank white screen. But the perception phase was different for each condition. In a control condition participants looked freely at a complex picture. In the first experimental condition they looked at another complex picture but maintained fixation at the center of the picture. In the second experimental condition they maintained central fixation while listening to a verbal scene description. The results revealed that despite central fixation during perception in the two central gaze conditions, participants’ eye movements were spread out during imagery and reflected spatial positions and directions of the picture or scene. These results contradict the assumption that eye movements during imagery are reenactments of perception.

KW - Eye-movements

KW - Mental imagery

KW - Spatial Cognition

KW - Visual attention

KW - Scene Description

M3 - Paper in conference proceeding

SP - 1968

EP - 1973

BT - Cognition in Flux

A2 - Ohlsson, Stellan

A2 - Catrambone, Richard

PB - Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Portland, Oregon

ER -