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ERIC Number: ED064881
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
Pages: 172
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Eye Movement Preferences As Individual Differences in Learning From Color and Non-Color Pictures.
Caban, Juan Pedro
An experiment compared the effectiveness of color and non-color (black-and-white) pictures in a paired associate learning task. The study also used individual eye movement quantifications as a predictor of preference for color and non-color pictures. Specifically, eye movement fixation patterns were used as indices of preference for color and non-color visual displays. An exploratory examination of the results of individual eye fixation preference in the experiment suggested that the total subject population could be subdivided into two groups: group A, subjects who looked at color stimulus, non-color response and did not change fixation preference from pre-learning to post-learning test; and group B, all other subjects. In both groups in a synchronous audiovisual presentation, learning was facilitated more by color pictures than by non-color pictures. The preference expressed by eye fixation variables for the two visual presentation modes was not shown to differentially relate to efficiency of learning for the whole population, but the results did support the hypothesis of interaction for the subjects in group B. Prediction of learning success was facilitated by the addition of eye movement variables to more conventional ability predictors and by the addition of color card preference choices to other ability predictors. (JY)
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Note: Thesis submitted to the School of Education of the University of Massachusetts