Gianluca Schiavo, Concetta Alberti
EYE TRACKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING
Supervisor: Luciano Gamberini
Graduate student: Gianluca Schiavo, Concetta Alberti
The ocular behaviour is a likely indicator of mental activity processes in goal-directed tasks that require encoding of visual information: in such conditions the locus of fixa-tions corresponds to the information being processed by the cognitive system. Starting from this assumption, we conducted an experiment focusing on eye behaviour during problem solving. The aim of our study was therefore to investigate how gaze behaviour of successful problem solvers differed compared to unsuccessful participants using fixation eye movements as indicator of the thinking processes.