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Through the Google Glass: The impact of heads-up displays on visual attention

Overview of attention for article published in Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, November 2016
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#9 of 122)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (91st percentile)

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Title
Through the Google Glass: The impact of heads-up displays on visual attention
Published in
Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, November 2016
DOI 10.1186/s41235-016-0015-6
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Authors

Joanna E. Lewis, Mark B. Neider

Abstract

In five experiments, we evaluated how secondary information presented on a heads-up display (HUD) impacts performance of a concurrent visual attention task. To do so, we had participants complete a primary visual search task under a variety of secondary load conditions (a single word presented on Google Glass during each search trial). Processing of secondary information was measured through a recognition memory task. Other manipulations included relevance (Experiments 1-4) and temporal onset of secondary information relative to the primary task (Experiment 3). Secondary information was always disruptive to the visual search, regardless of temporal onset and even when participants were instructed to ignore it. These patterns were evident in search tasks reflective of both selective (Experiments 1-3) and preattentive (Experiment 4) attentional mechanisms, and were not a result of onset-offset attentional capture (Experiment 5). Recognition memory for secondary information was always above chance. Our findings suggest that HUD-based visual information is profoundly disruptive to attentional processes and largely immune to user-centric prioritization.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 15 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 47%
Other 2 13%
Student > Bachelor 1 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 7%
Student > Master 1 7%
Other 1 7%
Unknown 2 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 5 33%
Engineering 4 27%
Computer Science 1 7%
Neuroscience 1 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 7%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 3 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 142. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 October 2018.
All research outputs
#105,366
of 13,644,952 outputs
Outputs from Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications
#9
of 122 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#4,822
of 283,303 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications
#2
of 23 outputs
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