Do we know our visual preferences?

Nitzan Guy*, Rasha Kardosh, Asael Y. Sklar, Oryah C. Lancry-Dayan, Yoni Pertzov

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Humans differ in the amount of time they direct their gaze toward different types of stimuli. Individuals’ preferences are known to be reliable and can predict various cognitive and affective processes. However, it remains unclear whether humans are aware of their visual gaze preferences and are able to report it. In this study, across three different tasks and without prior warning, participants were asked to estimate the amount of time they had looked at a certain visual content (e.g., faces or texts) at the end of each experiment. The findings show that people can report accurately their visual gaze preferences.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number9
JournalJournal of Vision
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2023

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  • eye movements
  • individual differences
  • meta cognition
  • visual cognition

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