Gaze-Aware Thinking Training Environment to Analyze Internal Self-conversation Process

  • Yuki HayashiEmail author
  • Kazuhisa Seta
  • Mitsuru Ikeda
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9735)


To communicate one’s thinking precisely and to find proper solution in case of conflict, it is important to improve one’s thinking skills. Thinking skills are required to expose the root of conflict between one’s own thought process and that of others. To cultivate such a skill, a training tool that analyzes a person’s internal self-conversation by verbalizing their thought is proposed by [1]. If such a process can be interpreted in human-understandable levels, a system can judge whether the learner is thinking logically in the self-conversation or not. In this paper, we propose a system that traces the sequence of a user’s eye-gaze during his/her internal self-conversation process. The initial analysis based on the trainers’ correction process data for hospital nurses’ cases showed that our proposed system has the potential to interpret the context of a person’s metacognitive monitoring and control process.


Internal self-conversation Thinking externalization Meta-cognitive activity Eye-tracking 



This work is supported by JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number 26870588.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Sustainable System SciencesOsaka Prefecture UniversityOsakaJapan
  2. 2.School of Knowledge ScienceJapan Advanced Institute of Science and TechnologyNomiJapan

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