Emerging Insights from Eye-Movement Research on Category Learning


This symposium brings together four talks on eye-tracking and categorization. Each talk focuses on a different aspect of categorization and demonstrates how using eye-tracking can extend our knowledge. One recent trend in category learning is the use of alternative training procedures. The inference learning task is the most popular of these procedures and in the first talk Aaron Hoffman presents eye-tracking data illuminating the differences between inference learning and categorization. Bob Rehder then presents his recent work on understanding the learning difficulties associated with Parkinson’s disease. Marcus Watson discusses work using eye-tracking to inform our understanding of the basic issue in category learning: error. Finally, Mark Blair discusses the relationship between working memory, attention and performance in a category learning tasks.

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