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The aim of this study was to determine the pattern of fixations during the performance of a well-learned task in a natural setting (making tea), and to classify the types of monitoring action that the eyes perform. We used a head-mounted eye-movement video camera, which provided a continuous view of the scene ahead, with a dot indicating foveal direction(More)
Studies in change blindness re-enforce the suggestion that veridical, pictorial representations that survive multiple relocations of gaze are unlikely to be generated in the visual system. However, more abstract information may well be extracted and represented by the visual system. In this paper we study the types of information that are retained and the(More)
We examined eye movements in a patient, FK, who has action disorganisation syndrome (ADS), as he performed the everyday task of making a cup of tea. We compared his eye movements with those of a person with Alzheimer's disease and with healthy volunteers. Despite showing very disorganised behaviour many aspects of FK's eye movements were relatively normal.(More)
  • J Rusted
  • 1994
This paper reviews the literature on the effect of cholinergic blockade on human information processing, within the context of current debate concerning the relationship between deficits in attention and memory tasks. It questions whether we are making the most of the tools available to us and the opportunities there are to explore not only the(More)
OBJECTIVE The acute nootropic potential of donepezil in young healthy volunteers has not been adequately investigated mainly because in previous studies: (1) effects were assessed before peak-plasma concentration (Tmax) was reached; (2) only a few cognitive processes were assessed. Here we investigated a myriad of cognitive effects of augmentation of(More)
Healthy elderly and Alzheimer's disease (AD) volunteers participated in four conditions in which they were asked to demonstrate the function and category of a series of objects either verbally or non-verbally. When responding verbally to category judgement questions, volunteers with mild-moderate AD showed levels of performance comparable with age and(More)
What effect may an unattended word have during a single fixation? Attention was selectively directed to a word exposed for 50 ms by the demand to make a rapid lexical decision response, and during the same presentation a second word was displayed approximately 2.3 deg of visual angle away on the same horizontal axis. The second word was backwards and(More)
Until relatively recently a popular assumption in the literature was that the visual system constructed a richly detailed reconstruction of visual surroundings (eg Marr 1982), integrating information from multiple fixations (eg McConkie and Rayner 1976). However, evidence began to emerge in the 1970s and 1980s that cast doubt upon this intuitively appealing(More)
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