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ERIC Number: EJ946494
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0277
Curious Eyes: Individual Differences in Personality Predict Eye Movement Behavior in Scene-Viewing
Risko, Evan F.; Anderson, Nicola C.; Lanthier, Sophie; Kingstone, Alan
Cognition, v122 n1 p86-90 Jan 2012
Visual exploration is driven by two main factors--the stimuli in our environment, and our own individual interests and intentions. Research investigating these two aspects of attentional guidance has focused almost exclusively on factors common across individuals. The present study took a different tack, and examined the role played by individual differences in personality. Our findings reveal that trait curiosity is a robust and reliable predictor of an individual's eye movement behavior in scene-viewing. These findings demonstrate that who a person is relates to how they move their eyes. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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