Perceiving dance: schematic expectations guide experts' scanning of a contemporary dance film.

@article{Stevens2010PerceivingDS,
  title={Perceiving dance: schematic expectations guide experts' scanning of a contemporary dance film.},
  author={Catherine J. Stevens and Heather Winskel and Clare E. Howell and Lyne-Marine Vidal and Cyril Latimer and Josephine Milne-Home},
  journal={Journal of dance medicine & science : official publication of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science},
  year={2010},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={19-25}
}
Eye fixations and saccades (eye movements) of expert and novice dance observers were compared to determine the effect of acquired expectations on observations of human movement, body morphology, and dance configurations. As hypothesized, measured fixation times of dance experts were significantly shorter than those of novices. In a second viewing of the same sequences, novices recorded significantly shorter fixations than those recorded during viewing session 1. Saccades recorded from experts… CONTINUE READING

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