Presentation 2022-10-17
Relationship between sustained attention and microsaccade direction
Makoto Takeshita, Takeshi Kohama,
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Abstract(in English) It is well known that microsaccades and attention are closely related, but the relationship between microsaccade direction and attention direction remains unclear. Previous studies have suggested that there is no correlation between the direction of bottom-up attention and microsaccade direction. On the other hand, there are conflicting theories about top-down attention which suggest that there is a correlation between the direction of microsaccade and the direction of attention, and that there is no correlation between the them. The experimental conditions in these reports differ on whether or not sustained attention is required, suggesting that sustained attention is mandatory to generate a correlation between them. In this study, we analyzed the direction of microsaccades elicited by sustained attention during a target detection task in which sustained attention can be controlled. The results show no significant differences between microsaccades that coincide with attention direction and those in the opposite direction for both tasks, indicating no correlation between microsaccades direction and the direction of sustained attention.
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Keyword(in English) Fixation eye movements / Sustained attention / Microsaccade direction / Attention direction
Paper # HIP2022-48
Date of Issue 2022-10-10 (HIP)

Conference Information
Committee HIP
Conference Date 2022/10/17(2days)
Place (in Japanese) (See Japanese page)
Place (in English) Kyoto Terrsa
Topics (in Japanese) (See Japanese page)
Topics (in English) Eye Movement (including Accommodation and Pupil), Spatial Perception (Depth Perception, Motion Perception, etc.), etc.
Chair Yuji Wada(Ritsumeikan Univ.)
Vice Chair Hiroyuki Umemoto(AIST) / Sachiko Kiyokawa(Nagoya Univ.)
Secretary Hiroyuki Umemoto(Kyushu Univ.) / Sachiko Kiyokawa(NICT)
Assistant Ippei Negishi(Kanazawa Inst. of Tech.) / Daisuke Tanaka(Tottori Univ.)

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Language JPN
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Title (in English) Relationship between sustained attention and microsaccade direction
Sub Title (in English)
Keyword(1) Fixation eye movements
Keyword(2) Sustained attention
Keyword(3) Microsaccade direction
Keyword(4) Attention direction
1st Author's Name Makoto Takeshita
1st Author's Affiliation Kindai University(Kindai Univ.)
2nd Author's Name Takeshi Kohama
2nd Author's Affiliation Kindai University(Kindai Univ.)
Date 2022-10-17
Paper # HIP2022-48
Volume (vol) vol.122
Number (no) HIP-213
Page pp.pp.10-13(HIP),
#Pages 4
Date of Issue 2022-10-10 (HIP)