Object Tracking

Humans live in a dynamic world. How are we able to keep track of what is where? What is the basis of visual spatial awareness? How can we improve people’s spatial awareness so that they can function better?

This has been a long-standing interest of the lab and this topic has been investigated from many different angles. More recent work has focused on the identity-location binding problem. Specifically, we have found that although people may know where objects are and what the objects are, they may not know which object is where. In other words, they may not know which object is bound to which location.

Selected Journal Articles

  • Lapierre, MD, Cropper SJ, Howe PDL (2017) Shared processing in multiple object tracking and visual working memory in the absence of response order and task order confounds. PLOS ONE 12(4):20. [PDF]
  • Howe PDL, Ferguson A (2015). The identity-location binding problem. Cognitive Science, 39(7), 1622-1645. [PDF]
  • Luu, T, Howe, PDL (2015). Extrapolation occurs in multiple object tracking when eye movements are controlled. Attention, Perception and Psychophysics, 77(6), 1919-1929. [PDF]