Eye Behavior Associated with Internally versus Externally Directed Cognition

  title={Eye Behavior Associated with Internally versus Externally Directed Cognition},
  author={Mathias Benedek and Robert Stoiser and Sonja Walcher and Christof K{\"o}rner},
  booktitle={Front. Psychol.},
What do our eyes do when we are focused on internal representations such as during imagination or planning? Evidence from mind wandering research suggests that spontaneous shifts from externally directed cognition (EDC) to internally directed cognition (IDC) involves oculomotor changes indicative of visual disengagement. In the present study, we investigated potential differences in eye behavior between goal-directed forms of IDC and EDC. To this end, we manipulated the focus of attention… CONTINUE READING
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