The Role of Fixation Position in Detecting Scene Changes Across Saccades

  title={The Role of Fixation Position in Detecting Scene Changes Across Saccades},
  author={John M. Henderson and Andrew Hollingworth},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={438 - 443}
Target objects presented within color images of naturalistic scenes were deleted or rotated during a saccade to or from the target object or to a control region of the scene. Despite instructions to memorize the details of the scenes and to monitor for object changes, viewers frequently failed to notice the changes. However, the failure to detect change was mediated by three other important factors: First, accuracy generally increased as the distance between the changing region and the fixation… 

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