A Link Between Attentional Function, Effective Eye Movements, and Driving Ability

  title={A Link Between Attentional Function, Effective Eye Movements, and Driving Ability},
  author={Andrew K. Mackenzie and Julie M. Harris},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Psychology. Human Perception and Performance},
  pages={381 - 394}
  • A. Mackenzie, Julie M. Harris
  • Published 28 November 2016
  • Psychology, Biology
  • Journal of Experimental Psychology. Human Perception and Performance
The misallocation of driver visual attention has been suggested as a major contributing factor to vehicle accidents. One possible reason is that the relatively high cognitive demands of driving limit the ability to efficiently allocate gaze. We present an experiment that explores the relationship between attentional function and visual performance when driving. Drivers performed 2 variations of a multiple-object tracking task targeting aspects of cognition including sustained attention, dual… 

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