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Execution of saccadic eye movements affects speed perception

Goettker, Alexander; Braun, Doris I.; Schütz, Alexander C.; Gegenfurtner, Karl R.

This depository contains the data from different experiments regarding the perceived speed of moving targets tracked with different oculomotor behavior.

The folders "Gap Paradigm" and "Step Paradigm" contain the main data for the manuscript. The folders "Vertical Offset Control" and "Awareness of Saccades" data from additional control experiments.

In the folders "Gap Paradigm" and "Step Paradigm" you will find additional folders seperating the conditions for the collected data. One "Pilot" Folder contains the data used in the pilot experiment to determine the relevant eye crossing times. The "Speed Discrimination" Folder contains the files where participants made judgements about moving objects while tracking it with the eyes. In the "Fixation" folder you find the data for the fixation control where observes saw the same stimulus as during the speed discrimination task, but where not allowed to track the moving object.

For each of the experiments we have a folder for the seperate blocks of the participant, which contains a logfile which specifys the parameters used for all trials and seperate files which contain information about the eye position during each trial.

The structure of the eye position files is always the same: time, x-position, y-position, events marked by the eyelink. The x- and y-position are coded in pixels on the screen. The parameters specified in the log-fileare explained in an additional readme file.

This work was supported by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft SFB TRR 135 "Cardinal mechanisms of perception."
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