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Eye movements as observation responses in conditional discrimination training and in equivalence tests

Grant number: 06/05165-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2007
Effective date (End): December 31, 2008
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Psychology - Experimental Psychology
Principal researcher:Gerson Aparecido Yukio Tomanari
Grantee:William Ferreira Perez
Home Institution: Instituto de Psicologia (IP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


Studies have been pointing that observing responses are necessary to establish visual discriminations. Beyond it, the use of equipments for eye tracking (ISCAN) during conditional discrimination procedures have allowed to link observing responses, equivalence relations and stimulus control research areas. The present project aims to use the ISCAN to track observing responses � eye movements � during conditional discrimination training (AB BC) and equivalence tests (BA, CB, AC and CA) involving two comparisons. Non-sense figures will be used as visual stimuli. Tracking eye movements will make it possible to describe the sequence of observed stimuli. According to previous study and projects that are being developed, it will also allow verifying stimulus control topographies, especially by rejection. The present project aims to obtain baseline data that will help in the formulation of new experiments and in the control of new variables involved in the relation between observing responses, equivalence relations and stimulus control.

Scientific publications
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
WILLIAM F. PEREZ; GERSON Y. TOMANARI. Efeitos dos Controles por Seleção e por Rejeição sobre os Movimentos do Olhos. Psicologia : Teoria e Pesquisa, v. 36, p. -, 2020.
Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
PEREZ, William Ferreira. Movimentos dos olhos e topografias de controle de estímulos em treino de discriminação condicional e testes de equivalência. 2008. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Psicologia São Paulo.

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