Abstract and Keywords
Formal models of overt attention have played an important role in motivating and interpreting studies of visual search and other tasks. This chapter briefly summarizes some general principles of attention, some general distinctions between models of overt attention, and some examples of existing models of overt attention in visual search, reading, free viewing, and interactive behaviours. Although many of these models have provided new insight into the factors that contribute to task performance, many are still in a formative stage. In the future, the most useful models will likely be those that take images as input, produce eye movements and decisions as output, apply to well-defined tasks, and explicitly represent the variation in early visual processing across the visual field.
Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.
If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.