The role of eye movements in subitizing and counting.

  title={The role of eye movements in subitizing and counting.},
  author={Derrick G. Watson and Elizabeth Ann Maylor and Lucy A M Bruce},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance},
  volume={33 6},
Previous work has suggested that eye movements may be necessary for accurate enumeration beyond the subitization range of about 4 items. This study determined the frequency of eye movements normally made during enumeration, their relationship to response times, and whether they are required for accurate performance. This was achieved by monitoring eye movements and comparing performance when observers were allowed to saccade and when they were not. The results showed that (a) there was a sharp… CONTINUE READING

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