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Presentation 2009-06-15 11:20
Autonomic responses to perceptual learning -- Estimating mental effort from pupil response --
Tatsuto Takeuchi (NTT Comm Sci Labs.), Takuya Sudani (Nagaoka Univ. of Tech.), Theodore Puntous (NTT Comm Sci Labs.), Yasuto Tanaka (Miki Optical Inst.), Yasutoshi Ishihara (Nagaoka Univ. of Tech.) HIP2009-56
Abstract (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
(in English) Perceptual learning refers to the improvement of perceptual sensitivity and performance with training. In this study, we examined whether a learning process is accompanied by a release from the dependence of performance on mental effort, leading to an automatization of the task. For the purpose, subjects conducted a visual search task in which the target was defined by orientation while eye movement and pupil size were monitored. We found that pupil size increased as the learning proceeded while eye movement was optimized. This result does not support the simple automatization hypothesis, and suggests that the activation of the sympathetic nerve system is enhanced by at an early stage of perceptual learning.
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(in English) perceptual learning / visual search / eye movement / autonomic response / pupil / / /  
Reference Info. IEICE Tech. Rep., vol. 109, no. 83, HIP2009-56, pp. 45-50, June 2009.
Paper # HIP2009-56 
Date of Issue 2009-06-08 (HIP) 
ISSN Print edition: ISSN 0913-5685    Online edition: ISSN 2432-6380
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Conference Date 2009-06-15 - 2009-06-16 
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Place (in English) Hokkaido University 
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Conference Code 2009-06-HIP 
Language Japanese 
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Title (in English) Autonomic responses to perceptual learning 
Sub Title (in English) Estimating mental effort from pupil response 
Keyword(1) perceptual learning  
Keyword(2) visual search  
Keyword(3) eye movement  
Keyword(4) autonomic response  
Keyword(5) pupil  
1st Author's Name Tatsuto Takeuchi  
1st Author's Affiliation NTT Communication Science Laboratories (NTT Comm Sci Labs.)
2nd Author's Name Takuya Sudani  
2nd Author's Affiliation Nagaoka University of Technology (Nagaoka Univ. of Tech.)
3rd Author's Name Theodore Puntous  
3rd Author's Affiliation NTT Communication Science Laboratories (NTT Comm Sci Labs.)
4th Author's Name Yasuto Tanaka  
4th Author's Affiliation Miki Optical Institute (Miki Optical Inst.)
5th Author's Name Yasutoshi Ishihara  
5th Author's Affiliation Nagaoka University of Technology (Nagaoka Univ. of Tech.)
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Date Time 2009-06-15 11:20:00 
Presentation Time 20 minutes 
Registration for HIP 
Paper # HIP2009-56 
Volume (vol) vol.109 
Number (no) no.83 
Page pp.45-50 
Date of Issue 2009-06-08 (HIP) 

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