TIME ESTIMATION AND EYE-TRACKING MOVEMENTS IN HUMAN BODY STATIC IMAGES

  • Francisco Carlos Nather
  • José Lino Oliveira Bueno
  • Emmanuel Bigand

Abstract

According to Body Movement Ranking Scale (BMRS) same duration static images with 1.5and 3.0-point stimuli were estimated as shorter than 6.0-point; 1.5 and 3.0-point wereunderestimated; 6.0-point were overestimated regarding real time by untrained participants.This study examined the eye-tracking movements to describe where and how often body partsin different positions were observed. Stimuli were photographic images of 3 Degas dancersculptures ordered by BMRS geometric progression. Images were presented to participantgroups untrained, dance trained and visual arts trained whose tasks were to observe theimages and estimate the presentation time duration. Although image pattern observation wassimilar in 3 participant groups, most attention to arms and legs was observed in the sculpturewith more movement and more attention to head and trunk to sculptures with less representedmovement. Dance trained participants underestimated 6.0-point image; art trainedparticipants estimated it as the same duration of real time.
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