December 2022
Volume 22, Issue 14
Open Access
Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting Abstract  |   December 2022
How visual memory influences visual exploration
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  • Yoni Pertzov
    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Journal of Vision December 2022, Vol.22, 3197. doi:
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      Yoni Pertzov; How visual memory influences visual exploration. Journal of Vision 2022;22(14):3197.

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Due to the inhomogeneity of the photoreceptor distribution on the retina, we move our gaze approximately 3 times a second to gather fine detailed information from the surroundings. I will present a serious of studies that examined how this dynamic visual exploration process is effected by visual memories. Participants initially look more at familiar items and avoid them later on. These effects are robust across stimulus type (e.g. faces and other objects) and familiarity type (personally familiar and recently learned). The effects on visual exploration are evident even when explicitly instructing participants to avoid it. Thus, eye tracking could be used for detection of concealed memories in forensic scenarios.


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