The Polish Journal of Aviation Medicine, Bioengineering and Psychology

Kwartalnik Polskiego Towarzystwa Medycyny Lotniczej

2012, Volume 18, Issue 1

Eye movements as the window into visual attention mechanism and situation awareness

Adam Tarnowski1
1Zakład Psychologii Lotniczej, Wojskowy Instytut Medycyny Lotniczej

Autor korenspondencyjny: Adam Tarnowski; Zakład Psychologii Lotniczej, Wojskowy Instytut Medycyny Lotniczej; email: tarnowski[at]wiml.waw.pl

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Eye movements are one of the best neuropsychological indicators of higher cognitive and mental functions. Especially, working memory system is closely linked with visual attention and, consequently, occulomotor processes. Some theoretical models are discussed together with empirical evidences from own experiments, and in conclusion original unified model of working memory and visual attention is proposed.

Słowa kluczowe

Visual Attention, Working Memory, Eye Movements