oculomotor capture

People look at the object they fear: oculomotor capture by stimuli that signal threat

It is known that people covertly attend to threatening stimuli even when it is not beneficial for the task. In the current study we examined whether overt selection is affected by the presence of an object that signals threat. We demonstrate that …

Value-modulated oculomotor capture by task-irrelevant stimuli is a consequence of early competition on the saccade map

Recent research has shown that reward learning can modulate oculomotor and attentional capture by physically salient and task-irrelevant distractor stimuli, even when directing gaze to those stimuli is directly counterproductive to receiving reward. …

Oculomotor capture by stimuli that signal the availability of reward

It is well known that eye movement patterns are influenced by both goal- and salience-driven factors. Recent studies, however, have demonstrated that objects that are nonsalient and task irrelevant can still capture our eyes if moving our eyes to …