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date: 28 March 2020

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Within the context of the theory of embodied cognition, our most frequent motor movements—eye movements—are sure to play an important role in our cognitive processes. Not only do eye movements provide the experimenter with a special window into these cognitive processes, they provide the individual with a way to modify their cognitive processes. This chapter examines this dual role of eye movements (both revealing and modifying cognition) in a variety of problem solving tasks. Experimenters can better understand the underlying cognitive processes that are involved in problem solving by recording eye movement patterns, and individuals can better perform their problem solving when they produce the right eye movement patterns.

Keywords: eye movements, cognitive processes, human cognition, problem solving, modifying cognition

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