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Impact of neovascular age-related macular degeneration on eye-movement control during scene viewing: Viewing biases and guidance by visual salience

Abstract : Human vision requires us to analyze the visual periphery to decide where to fixate next. In the present study, we investigated this process in people with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). In particular, we examined viewing biases and the extent to which visual salience guides fixation selection during free-viewing of naturalistic scenes. We used an approach combining generalized linear mixed modeling (GLMM) with a-priori scene parcellation. This method allows one to investigate group differences in terms of scene coverage and observers’ well-known tendency to look at the center of scene images. Moreover, it allows for testing whether image salience influences fixation probability above and beyond what can be accounted for by the central bias. Compared with age-matched normally sighted control subjects (and young subjects), AMD patients’ viewing behavior was less exploratory, with a stronger central fixation bias. All three subject groups showed a salience effect on fixation selection—higher-salience scene patches were more likely to be fixated. Importantly, the salience effect for the AMD group was of similar size as the salience effect for the control group, suggesting that guidance by visual salience was still intact. The variances for by-subject random effects in the GLMM indicated substantial individual differences. A separate model exclusively considered the AMD data and included fixation stability as a covariate, with the results suggesting that reduced fixation stability was associated with a reduced impact of visual salience on fixation selection.
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Antje Nuthmann, Miguel Thibaut, Thi Ha Chau Tran, Muriel Boucart. Impact of neovascular age-related macular degeneration on eye-movement control during scene viewing: Viewing biases and guidance by visual salience. Vision Research, 2022, 201, pp.108105. ⟨10.1016/j.visres.2022.108105⟩. ⟨hal-03814569⟩

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