Effects of information conflict and complexity in visual figures on voluntary visual exploration, using structural information theory.

S. Akai, Y. Nakajima

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    This study was designed to examine the effects of information conflict and complexity on voluntary visual exploration quantitatively. 31 adults viewed each of 16 slides of geometrical figures and places for as long as they wished. The stimuli had two values of information conflict and complexity which had been calculated by means of structural information theory. Free looking times indicated that only when information conflict was low, voluntary visual exploration was positively correlated with complexity. Furthermore, voluntary visual exploration correlated positively with information conflict when complexity was low.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)575-578
    Number of pages4
    JournalPerceptual and Motor Skills
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1989 Oct


    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Psychology(all)
    • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology

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