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ERIC Number: EJ874817
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0277
Interactions Dominate the Dynamics of Visual Cognition
Stephen, Damian G.; Mirman, Daniel
Cognition, v115 n1 p154-165 Apr 2010
Many cognitive theories have described behavior as the summation of independent contributions from separate components. Contrasting views have emphasized the importance of multiplicative interactions and emergent structure. We describe a statistical approach to distinguishing additive and multiplicative processes and apply it to the dynamics of eye movements during classic visual cognitive tasks. The results reveal interaction-dominant dynamics in eye movements in each of the three tasks, and that fine-grained eye movements are modulated by task constraints. These findings reveal the interactive nature of cognitive processing and are consistent with theories that view cognition as an emergent property of processes that are broadly distributed over many scales of space and time rather than a componential assembly line. (Contains 2 tables and 7 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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