These videos depict the gaze behavior of humans (blue, left), monkeys (green, center), and saliency-model based simulations (orange, right, courtesy ilab.usc.edu/toolkit/) during viewings of three commercially-produced videos: the Life of Mammals, the Jungle Book, and City Lights. Humans and monkeys both attend to animate objects, especially faces, more than the model would predict; furthermore, humans inspect the targets of observed character's attention and action, while monkeys break away to scan the scene background. These social orienting tendencies contribute to observed inter-scanpath correlations, which reveal a tendency of humans and monkeys to react similarly even to quite complex stimuli, despite the fact that any individual's sensory perception depends on its history of orienting behaviors. For more information on my research, please see svslab.info/.
Original video clips were each 3 minutes in duration, retain their original copyright, and are shown under the "fair use" provision of the law.
"Human-monkey gaze correlations reveal convergent and divergent patterns of movie viewing." Shepherd SV, Steckenfinger SA, Hasson U, Ghazanfar A. Current Biology 20:1-8, 2010. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2010.02.032
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