Differences in Perceiving Narratives Through Screens or Reality
Understanding a narrative requires a high level of attention. Today, we are used to perceive narratives not only in real world but also through screens. Here, we approach the visual perception of those narratives by the viewer’s eyeblink rate in different situations: while watching videos with narratives, watching videos without narratives, listening to narratives with no video, watching videos with the same narrative but different editing styles, and looking the same narrative in real performance. Watching videos with narratives decreases eyeblink rate. Video editing style affects eyeblink rate, regardless of narratives. The type of stimulus, in which a narrative is viewed, screened, or performed, affects eyeblink rate. Media professionals show a significant lower eyeblink rate than non-media professionals while perceiving narratives.
KeywordsCinema perception Attention Vision Professionalization Screens Reality
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