THE POSITION OF THE TARGET IN THE INFLUENCE OF EYE MOVEMENT ON NAVIGATIONAL AND INFORMATIVE RESEARCH TASKS

  • José Vasconcelos-Raposo Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, INESC TEC
  • Carla M. Teixeira Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro
  • Cátia Alves Performance Psych Lab
  • Helena Lopes Performance Psych Lab
  • Márcia Mendes Performance Psych Lab
  • Paula Andrade Performance Psych Lab
  • Miguel Melo INESC TEC - MASSIVE Lab

Abstract





The main objective of this study is to understand how the position of the target influences the ocular movement in navigational and informative tasks. The study included a sample of 20 university students, 13 females and 7 males, aged between 18 and 44, from a university. Participants answered a socio-demographic questionnaire and performed two tasks, one navigational and one informative. Linear combinations were performed through the MANOVA test (2x2), of dependent variables that maximize the differences between several conditions of the independent variables. We conclude that the position of the target in the navigational task significantly influences the ocular movement of university students and the position of the individual influences the ocular movement in both tasks, navigational and informative.





Published
Sep 8, 2017
How to Cite
VASCONCELOS-RAPOSO, José et al. THE POSITION OF THE TARGET IN THE INFLUENCE OF EYE MOVEMENT ON NAVIGATIONAL AND INFORMATIVE RESEARCH TASKS. PsychTech & Health Journal, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, p. 14-20, sep. 2017. ISSN 2184-1004. Available at: <http://psychtech-journal.com/index.php/psychtech/article/view/psychtech-v1n1a02-2017>. Date accessed: 18 aug. 2018. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.26580/PTHJ.art2-2017.