Share Paper: An eye movement study on the abductive reasoning regarding genetics

  1. Li-Yu Huang, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
  2. *Hsiao-Ching She, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Wednesday, June 27 11:15-11:45 AM Noord

Abstract: The aims of this study were to explore the associations among the eye movement behaviors, task difficulties and task performance during the abductive reasoning tasks in different difficulties involving genetics. Fifty-five college students were recruited to participate in this study. They were asked to determine the following two main questions: whether the genetic disease is color blindness and whether the X-linked disease is dominance or recessiveness according to the pedigree charts in 15s (task difficulty: task 2>task 1). Each main question was followed by 50 pedigree questions. The results showed the mean accuracy in task 1 was significantly higher than ...