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Participants are expected to take part in different tasks while their eye movements are monitored. For example, in one of the typical tasks, participants may be asked to click with the computer mouse on one of the objects presented on a display on a computer monitor in front of them or to move the object onto another object. Because the eye-tracker searches for the pupil as the darkest point in the picture it takes, we kindly ask participants to remove mascara, which otherwise fools the eye tracker into believing that the eyelashes are the pupil.
Last checked 2009-12-14 by Falk Huettig
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