Semantic guidance of eye movements during real-world scene inspection


This is the first study to measure semantic guidance during scene inspection, based on the efforts by two other research groups, namely the development of the LabelMe object-annotated image database and the LSA@CU text/word latent semantic analysis tool, which computes the conceptual distance between two terms. Our analysis reveals the existence of semantic guidance during scene inspection, that is, eye movements during scene inspection being guided by a semantic factor reflecting the conceptual relation between the currently fixated object and the target object of the following saccade. This guidance may facilitate memorization of the scene for later recall by viewing semantically related objects consecutively.

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