Manipulating Yarbus. Online adaptive feedback for scanpath redirection

  • Alfred L. Yarbus investigated eye movement patterns in the 1960s and discovered that top-down contextual clues affect our gaze behavior. With further development of Bailey’s subtle gaze direction method, we investigated whether gaze behavior can be manipulated using adaptive gaze guidance. Trough manipulating salient, visual features in an image, gaze can be guided. Although we did not succeed in significantly manipulating gaze behavior, we developed a stable software for manipulating gaze online. Considering our suggested improvements, it may be possible to manipulate the gaze behavior with adaptive gaze guidance to a certain extent.