• Corpus ID: 33597050

Maps of Visual Importance

  title={Maps of Visual Importance},
  author={Xi Wang and Marc Alexa},
  journal={arXiv: Neurons and Cognition},
  • Xi Wang, M. Alexa
  • Published 6 December 2017
  • Biology
  • arXiv: Neurons and Cognition
The importance of an element in a visual stimulus is commonly associated with the fixations during a free-viewing task. We argue that fixations are not always correlated with attention or awareness of visual objects. We suggest to filter the fixations recorded during exploration of the image based on the fixations recorded during recalling the image against a neutral background. This idea exploits that eye movements are a spatial index into the memory of a visual stimulus. We perform an… 


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