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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342160/dogs-demonstrate-perspective-taking-based-on-geometrical-gaze-following-in-a-guesser-knower-task
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Amélie Catala, Britta Mang, Lisa Wallis, Ludwig Huber
Currently, there is still no consensus about whether animals can ascribe mental states (Theory of Mind) to themselves and others. Showing animals can respond to cues that indicate whether another has visual access to a target or not, and that they are able to use this information as a basis for whom to rely on as an informant, is an important step forward in this direction. Domestic dogs (Canis familiaris) with human informants are an ideal model, because they show high sensitivity towards human eye contact, they have proven able to assess the attentional state of humans in food-stealing or food-begging contexts, and they follow human gaze behind a barrier when searching for food...
March 24, 2017: Animal Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336357/assessment-of-vestibulo-ocular-function-without-measuring-eye-movements
#2
Kara H Beaton, Michael Schubert, Mark Shelhamer
BACKGROUND: The vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) maintains stable gaze during head motion. Deficiencies lead to apparent world motion due to incomplete stabilization of eyes in space. VOR measurement requires specialized apparatus, trained operators, and significant setup time. NEW METHOD: We present a system (VON: vestibulo-ocular nulling) for rapid vestibulo-ocular assessment without measuring eye movements per se. VON uses a head-mounted motion sensor, laptop computer with user input control, and laser target whose position is controlled by the computer...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336224/surface-coverage-with-single-vs-multiple-gaze-surface-topography-to-fit-scleral-lenses
#3
Gregory DeNaeyer, Donald R Sanders, Timothy S Farajian
OBJECTIVES: To determine surface coverage of measurements using the sMap3D(®) corneo-scleral topographer in patients presenting for scleral lens fitting. METHODS: Twenty-five eyes of 23 scleral lens patients were examined. Up-gaze, straight-gaze, and down-gaze positions of each eye were "stitched" into a single map. The percentage surface coverage between 10mm and 20mm diameter circles from corneal center was compared between the straight-gaze and stitched images...
March 20, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334181/uncovering-the-spatial-profile-of-contour-integration-from-fixational-saccades-evidence-for-widespread-processing-in-v1
#4
Ariel Gilad, Roy Oz, Hamutal Slovin
During contour integration, neuronal populations in the primary visual cortex (V1) enhance their responses to the contour while suppressing their responses to the noisy background. However, the spatial extent and profile of these responses are not fully understood. To investigate this question, 2 monkeys were trained on a contour detection task while we measured population responses in V1 using voltage-sensitive dyes. During stimulus presentation the animals made few fixational saccades, and we used their changing gaze position to image and analyze neuronal responses from large part of the stimulus, encoding multiple contour/background elements...
October 5, 2016: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323148/results-of-combined-resection-recession-on-a-single-rectus-muscle-for-incomitant-deviations-an-alternative-to-the-faden-technique
#5
Gill Roper-Hall, Oscar A Cruz
PURPOSE: To compare outcomes of combined resection and recession on previously unoperated single horizontal or vertical rectus muscles in consecutive adult patients with acquired incomitant deviations minimal in primary gaze and maximal in an eccentric gaze position. METHODS: The surgical goal was to decrease the incomitance by 50%, expand the field of binocular single vision, and relieve diplopia. Recessions for the maximal deviations were combined with smaller resections using hang-back, nonadjustable sutures...
March 16, 2017: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321287/keeping-safe-intra-individual-consistency-in-obstacle-avoidance-behaviour-across-grasping-and-locomotion-tasks
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Karina Kangur, Jutta Billino, Constanze Hesse
Successful obstacle avoidance requires a close coordination of the visual and the motor systems. Visual information is essential for adjusting movements in order to avoid unwanted collisions. Yet, established obstacle avoidance paradigms have typically either focused on gaze strategies or on motor adjustments. Here we were interested in whether humans show similar visuomotor sensitivity to obstacles when gaze and motor behaviour are measured across different obstacle avoidance tasks. To this end, we measured participants' hand movement paths when grasping targets in the presence of obstacles as well as their gaze behaviour when walking through a cluttered hallway...
January 2017: I-Perception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314918/oculomotor-prismatic-training-is-effective-in-ameliorating-spatial-neglect-a-pilot-study
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I Ronga, M Franza, P Sarasso, M Neppi-Modona
Visuomotor prismatic training has been demonstrated to be among the most effective rehabilitative techniques of spatial neglect, a neurological syndrome manifested by a number of right brain-damaged patients characterized by unawareness of the egocentric left half of the world. In the present study, we demonstrate that a novel oculomotor prismatic training procedure only consisting in a sequence of gaze shifts to visual targets, can reduce spatial neglect symptoms. Following oculomotor prismatic training, patients show a significant decrease in neglect severity in straight ahead and paper and pencil tasks...
March 17, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314068/evaluating-the-mental-models-approach-to-developing-a-risk-communication-a-scoping-review-of-the-evidence
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Nick Boase, Mathew White, William Gaze, Clare Redshaw
Risk communication is fundamental in ensuring people are equipped with the knowledge needed to navigate varied risks. One generally well-regarded framework for the development of such communications is the mental models approach to risk communication (MMARC). Developed during the 1990s, the MMARC has been applied to a range of health, technological, and environmental risks. However, as yet, we know of no attempt to collate and review articles that evaluated communications developed using the MMARC. This article took a first step at addressing this gap by conducting a scoping review that aimed to begin to explore the fidelity with which the approach has been applied, explore whether there appeared to be sufficient studies to warrant a future systematic review, and identify future research questions...
March 17, 2017: Risk Analysis: An Official Publication of the Society for Risk Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303262/parallel-specification-of-visuomotor-feedback-gains-during-bimanual-reaching-to-independent-goals
#9
Anouk J de Brouwer, Tayler Jarvis, Jason P Gallivan, J Randall Flanagan
During goal-directed reaching, rapid visuomotor feedback processes enable the human motor system to quickly correct for errors in the trajectory of the hand that arise from motor noise and, in some cases, external perturbations. To date, these visuomotor responses, the gain of which is sensitive to features of the task and environment, have primarily been examined in the context of unimanual reaching movements toward a single target. However, many natural tasks involve moving both hands together, often to separate targets, such that errors can occur in parallel and at different spatial locations...
March 2017: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296958/interaction-between-the-oculomotor-and-postural-systems-during-a-dual-task-compensatory-reductions-in-head-sway-following-visually-induced-postural-perturbations-promote-the-production-of-accurate-double-step-saccades-in-standing-human-adults
#10
Mathieu Boulanger, Guillaume Giraudet, Jocelyn Faubert
Humans routinely scan their environment for useful information using saccadic eye movements and/or coordinated movements of the eyes and other body segments such the head and the torso. Most previous eye movement studies were conducted with seated subject and showed that single saccades and sequences of saccades (e.g. double-step saccades) made to briefly flashed stimuli were equally accurate and precise. As one can easily appreciate, most gaze shifts performed daily by a given person are not produced from a seated position, but rather from a standing position either as subjects perform an action from an upright stance or as they walk from one place to another...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295917/gaze-based-rehearsal-in-children-under-7-a-developmental-investigation-of-eye-movements-during-a-serial-spatial-memory-task
#11
Candice C Morey, Silvana Mareva, Jaroslaw R Lelonkiewicz, Nicolas Chevalier
The emergence of strategic verbal rehearsal at around 7 years of age is widely considered a major milestone in descriptions of the development of short-term memory across childhood. Likewise, rehearsal is believed by many to be a crucial factor in explaining why memory improves with age. This apparent qualitative shift in mnemonic processes has also been characterized as a shift from passive visual to more active verbal mnemonic strategy use, but no investigation of the development of overt spatial rehearsal has informed this explanation...
March 12, 2017: Developmental Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292217/influence-of-social-anxiety-on-recognition-memory-for-happy-and-angry-faces-comparison-between-own-and-other-race-faces
#12
Mariko Kikutani
The reported experiment investigated memory of unfamiliar faces and how it is influenced by race, facial expression, direction of gaze, and observers' level of social anxiety. Eighty- seven Japanese participants initially memorized images of Oriental and Caucasian faces displaying either happy or angry expressions with direct or averted gaze. They then saw the previously seen faces and additional distractor faces displaying neutral expressions, and judged if they had seen them before. Their level of social anxiety was measured with a questionnaire...
March 15, 2017: Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology: QJEP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291193/-surgical-rehabilitation-of-patients-with-thyroid-eye-disease-systematic-approach
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S E Avetisov, Ya O Grusha, D S Ismailova, P A Kochetkov, S S Danilov, N Yu Sviridenko
AIM: to analyze the results of surgical treatment of patients with thyroid eye disease (TED), including the type of surgery, indications, and outcomes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Hundred thirty-nine patients with TED (112 females, 27 males) aged 45.8±13.6 years. RESULTS: Bony orbital decompression was performed in 91 patients (128 orbits). After the surgery, visual acuity increased from 0.84±0.47 up to 0.94±0.32 (р<0.05), exophthalmos got reduced by the average of 3...
2017: Vestnik Oftalmologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288017/task-induced-changes-in-idiopathic-infantile-nystagmus-vary-with-gaze
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Marzieh Salehi Fadardi, Arne C Bathke, Solomon W Harrar, Larry Allen Abel
PURPOSE: Investigations of infantile nystagmus syndrome (INS) at center or at the null position have reported that INS worsens when visual demand is combined with internal states, e.g. stress. Visual function and INS parameters such as foveation time, frequency, amplitude, and intensity can also be influenced by gaze position. We hypothesized that increases from baseline in visual demand and mental load would affect INS parameters at the null position differently than at other gaze positions...
March 11, 2017: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287762/predictors-of-verb-mediated-anticipatory-eye-movements-in-the-visual-world
#15
Florian Hintz, Antje S Meyer, Falk Huettig
Many studies have demonstrated that listeners use information extracted from verbs to guide anticipatory eye movements to objects in the visual context that satisfy the selection restrictions of the verb. An important question is what underlies such verb-mediated anticipatory eye gaze. Based on empirical and theoretical suggestions, we investigated the influence of 5 potential predictors of this behavior: functional associations and general associations between verb and target object, as well as the listeners' production fluency, receptive vocabulary knowledge, and nonverbal intelligence...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Experimental Psychology. Learning, Memory, and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285406/leftward-oculomotor-prismatic-training-induces-a-rightward-bias-in-normal-subjects
#16
I Ronga, P Sarasso, F Raineri, J-R Duhamel, C Becchio, M Neppi-Modona
Wedge prisms shifting the visual field laterally create a mismatch between the straight ahead position signalled by vision and that encoded by extraretinal and head-on-trunk proprioceptive information. Short-term adaptation to left-deviating prisms in normal subjects results in a visuomotor attentional bias towards the right-hand side (aftereffect). Prismatic adaptation (PA) is usually induced through a training consisting in repeated ballistic movements of the dominant arm towards visual targets, while participants are wearing prismatic goggles...
March 11, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284146/how-do-i-look-self-focused-attention-during-a-video-chat-of-women-with-social-anxiety-disorder
#17
Noortje Vriends, Yasemin Meral, Javier A Bargas-Avila, Christina Stadler, Susan M Bögels
We investigated the role of self-focused attention (SFA) in social anxiety (disorder) in an ecologically valid way. In Experiment 1 high (n = 26) versus low (n = 25) socially anxious single women between 18 and 30 years had a video ("Skype") conversation with an attractive male confederate, while seeing themselves and the confederate on-screen. The conversation was divided in four phases: (I) warm-up, (II) positive (confederate was friendly to the participant), (III) critical (confederate was critical to the participant), and (IV) active (participant was instructed to ask questions to the confederate)...
March 3, 2017: Behaviour Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281908/increasing-navigation-speed-at-endoluminal-ct-colonography-reduces-colonic-visualization-and-polyp-identification
#18
Andrew A Plumb, Peter Phillips, Graeme Spence, Susan Mallett, Stuart A Taylor, Steve Halligan, Thomas Fanshawe
Purpose To investigate the effect of increasing navigation speed on the visual search and decision making during polyp identification for computed tomography (CT) colonography Materials and Methods Institutional review board permission was obtained to use deidentified CT colonography data for this prospective reader study. After obtaining informed consent from the readers, 12 CT colonography fly-through examinations that depicted eight polyps were presented at four different fixed navigation speeds to 23 radiologists...
March 10, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280554/eye-and-head-movements-are-complementary-in-visual-selection
#19
Grayden J F Solman, Tom Foulsham, Alan Kingstone
In the natural environment, visual selection is accomplished by a system of nested effectors, moving the head and body within space and the eyes within the visual field. However, it is not yet known if the principles of selection for these different effectors are the same or different. We used a novel gaze-contingent display in which an asymmetric window of visibility (a horizontal or vertical slot) was yoked to either head or eye position. Participants showed highly systematic changes in behaviour, revealing clear differences in the principles underlying selection by eye and head...
January 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270978/optics-of-the-human-cornea-influence-the-accuracy-of-stereo-eye-tracking-methods-a-simulation-study
#20
A D Barsingerhorn, F N Boonstra, H H L M Goossens
Current stereo eye-tracking methods model the cornea as a sphere with one refractive surface. However, the human cornea is slightly aspheric and has two refractive surfaces. Here we used ray-tracing and the Navarro eye-model to study how these optical properties affect the accuracy of different stereo eye-tracking methods. We found that pupil size, gaze direction and head position all influence the reconstruction of gaze. Resulting errors range between ± 1.0 degrees at best. This shows that stereo eye-tracking may be an option if reliable calibration is not possible, but the applied eye-model should account for the actual optics of the cornea...
February 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
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