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IJMLC 2014 Vol.4(1): 94-98 ISSN: 2010-3700
DOI: 10.7763/IJMLC.2014.V4.393

Analogical Thinking Induces Eye Movements in Scene Viewing

Gufran Ahmad

Abstract—The studies of eye movements for understanding underlying mechanism of visual attention and perception have been challenging. These studies are obligatory to learn the dynamics of humans’ cognition. We performed and studied eye tracking experiments to examine the hypothesis that the patterns created in scene viewing were predominantly influenced by analogical perspective of cognitive processes. Eye movement data, in terms of heat maps, were collected from participants who watched artistic portrait during active viewing. The patterns formed from eye tracking system in scene viewing mapped a series of analogical visual portions of the scene. This evidenced the hypothesis that analogical thinking induces eye movements in scene viewing.

Index Terms—Analogical thinking, eye movements, cognitive processes, scene viewing.

Gufran Ahmad is with the College of Computer Sciences and Information Systems, Jazan University, Jazan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (e-mail: gufran.researcher@gmail.com).


Cite:Gufran Ahmad, "Analogical Thinking Induces Eye Movements in Scene Viewing," International Journal of Machine Learning and Computing vol.4, no. 1, pp. 94-98, 2014.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3700 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Mach. Learn. Comput.
  • Frequency: Bimonthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJMLC
  • Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Lin Huang
  • Executive Editor:  Ms. Cherry L. Chen
  • Abstracing/Indexing: Inspec (IET), Google Scholar, Crossref, ProQuest, Electronic Journals Library.
  • E-mail: ijmlc@ejournal.net

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