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Combining experiences of race gaming and natural driving affects gaze location strategy in simulated context

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  • Gisele C. Gotardi
  • Gabriel K. Kuga
  • Rafael O. Simão
  • Matheus B. Brito
  • Gabriel P. Paschoalino
  • Gustavo A. Silva
  • Fabio A. Barbieri
  • Paula F. Polastri
  • Paulo Schor
  • Dr Martina Navarro
  • Sergio T. Rodrigues
The aims of the study were to investigate the effects of race gaming experience in playing racing video games on gaze behaviour and performance of drivers and the effects of natural driving experience on gaze behaviour and performance of gamers. Thirty participants, divided into drivers-gamers, drivers-non-gamers and non-drivers-gamers, were asked to drive in a race circuit as fast as possible while their eye movements were recorded. Drivers-gamers spent more time looking to the lane than non-drivers-gamers. Furthermore, drivers-gamers performed greater number of fixations towards the speedometer and showed faster performance in the racing task than the drivers-non-gamers. Combining natural driving and race gaming experiences changes the gaze location strategy of drivers.

Practitioner Summary: Racing video games practitioners have high propensity to exhibit attitudes and intentions of risky driving behaviour. Combining natural driving and race gaming experiences affects gaze behaviour strategy of drivers.
Original languageEnglish
Early online date6 Aug 2019
Publication statusEarly online - 6 Aug 2019


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    Rights statement: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Ergonomics on 6/8/19, available online:

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