Using Eye Tracking to Identify Cognitive Differences: A Brief Literature Review

[c213] Raptis, G. E., Fidas, C. A., & Avouris, N. M. (2016, November). Using Eye Tracking to Identify Cognitive Differences: A Brief Literature Review. In Proceedings of the 20th Pan-Hellenic Conference on Informatics (PCI '16). Article 21 , 6 pages. ACM
DOI: 10.1145/3003733.3003762


Being the windows to the soul, eyes reveal information about individuals' feelings, emotions and behaviour, affecting various cognitive tasks, such as focus of attention, spatial cognition and navigation, cognitive load, etc. With the increased use of computer systems, complex information is visualized and communicated through visual interfaces as a mean of information presentation to and processing by the users. However, people differ regarding the way they seek, retrieve, process, comprehend, organize and recall information, based on their individual perceptual characteristics, cognitive skills, abilities and styles. Therefore, the point and the motion of the eye gaze could reveal behavioural patterns related to individual cognitive differences; patterns that are extracted using eye tracking tools which quantify and provide compelling data regarding eye gaze movement. In this paper we review the current literature regarding the effect between the FD-I cognitive style of users in visual exploration and search activities and to correlate these with objective measures gathered through eye-tracking.


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