Visual attention guides the integration of two streams: the global, that rapidly processes the scene; and the local, that processes details. For people with autism, the integration of these two streams can be disrupted by the tendency to privilege details (local processing) instead of seeing the big picture (global processing). Consequently, people with autism may struggle with typical visual attention, evidenced by their verbal description of local features when asked to describe overall scenes. This paper aims to explore how one adult with autism see and understand the global filter of natural scenes.
Cibrian, Franceli L., Jazette Johnson, Viseth Sean, Hollis Pass, and LouAnne Boyd. "Combining eye tracking and verbal response to understand the impact of a global filter." In Extended Abstracts of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pp. 1-6. 2020. https://doi.org/10.1145/3334480.3382897
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