Preschool children's eye-movements during pictorial recall

Martarelli, Corinna S.; Mast, Fred W. (2011). Preschool children's eye-movements during pictorial recall. British journal of developmental psychology, 29(3), pp. 425-436. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell 10.1348/026151010X495844

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We investigated eye-movements during preschool children’s pictorial recall of seen objects. Thirteen 3- to 4-year-old children completed a perceptual encoding and a pictorial recall task. First, they were exposed to 16 pictorial objects, which were positioned in one of four distinct areas on the computer screen. Subsequently, they had to recall these pictorial objects from memory in order to respond to specific questions about visual details. We found that children spent more time fixating the areas in which the pictorial objects were previously displayed.We conclude that as early as age 3–4 years old, children show specific eye-movements when they recall pictorial contents of previously seen objects.

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07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Cognitive Psychology, Perception and Methodology

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Martarelli, Corinna, Mast, Fred








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04 Oct 2013 14:31

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05 Dec 2022 14:09

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