Nils Holmberg

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SUMMARY In a naturalistic newspaper reading study, two pairs of information graphics have been designed to study the effects of (a) the spatial contiguity principle and (b) the dual scripting principle by means of eye tracking measurements. Our data clearly show that different spatial layouts have a significant effect on readers' eye movement behaviour. An(More)
Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a common, chronic and functionally incapacitating psychiatric disorder characterized by obsessive thoughts and compulsive acts. First-line drug therapy utilizes serotonin reuptake inhibitors at dosages that are usually higher and yield slower responses than those used in the treatment of major depression. Second generation(More)
The general research question of the present study was to assess the impact of visually salient online adverts on children's task-oriented internet use. In order to answer this question, an experimental study was constructed in which 9- and 12-year-old Swedish children were asked to solve a number of tasks while interacting with a mockup website. In each(More)
Recent years have seen a better understanding of the psychological changes underlying social phobia and generalized anxiety disorder, and successful methods of cognitive psychotherapy have been developed. Exposure to social situations causing anxiety and cognitive restructuring has diminished social anxiety. An underlying factor in generalized anxiety(More)
Twenty-six children in 3rd grade were observed while surfing freely on their favourite websites. Eye movement data were recorded, as well as synchronized screen recordings. Each online advert was analyzed in order to quantify low-level saliency features, such as motion, luminance and edge density. The eye movement data were used to register if the children(More)
I had expected something, but not Nothing. I had expected almost anything, but not Nothing. Prepared for attendance and appreciation, my mind could not undo its readiness for perception and accept the unfulfilled preparation for painting it encountered. Here was a qualified Nothing, a Nothing of such deep despair, I could not be absolved of my aesthetic(More)
Newspapers and net papers are complex multimodal documents consisting of texts, pictures and graphics. Although we encounter such documents in our everyday life, there is still little empirical evidence about how these formats are processed. The question is how readers interact with these formats, combine information from all of the available sources and(More)
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