Attention Control in a Social World: Developing social paradigms for measuring attention control abilities.
Social gaze-following consists of both reflexive and volitional control mechanisms of saccades, similar to those evaluated in the antisaccade task. This similarity makes gaze-following an ideal medium for studying attention in a social context. The present study seeks to utilize reflexive gaze-following to develop a social paradigm for measuring attention control. We evaluate two social versions of the antisaccade task. In version 1, participants are cued with still images of a social partner looking either left or right. In version 2, participants are cued with videos of a social partner shifting their gaze to the left or right. As with the traditional antisaccade task, participants were required to look in the opposite direction of the target stimuli (i.e., gaze cues). Proceeding available below
Awards ASU's GPSA Outstanding Research Award (April, 2018) ASU's ISSR Graduate research poster competition - 2nd place for proposed research (Nov, 2017) Conference Proceeding Yonehiro, J., Duran, N.D. (2018). Measuring Attention Control Abilities with a Gaze Following Antisaccade Paradigm. Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Madison, WI: Cognitive Science Society. (link) Poster Presentations Yonehiro, J., Duran, N.D. (2017, Nov). Measuring Attention Control Abilities with a Gaze Following Antisaccade Paradigm. Poster Presented at the 58th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Vancouver, BC. Yonehiro, J., Duran, N.D. (2017, Nov). Measuring Attention Control Abilities with a Gaze-Following Antisaccade Paradigm. Poster Presented at the Arizona State University Institute for Social Science Research- Graduate Student Poster Competition, Tempe, AZ. Funding GPSAJumpStart Research Grant, 2017 This project was funded by the Arizona State University Graduate and Professional Student Association’s JumpStart Grant Program.