Eye tracking to investigate cue processing in medical decision-making: A scoping review

Modi Owied Al-Moteri, Mark Symmons, Virginia Plummer, Simon Cooper

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Eye-tracking techniques have been adopted as a research tool for a wide range of applications in healthcare studies. Recently, healthcare researchers have started to show interest in using eye-tracking techniques to study medical decision-making. Mapping the literature pertaining to eye tracking using a systematic approach is valuable at this point to bring together all the studies to date on how medical decision-makers make decisions, and the results may contribute to clinical training. This review follows Arksey and O'Malley's scoping review framework to improve our understanding of visual cue processing in medical decision-making. A diverse range of studies was identified, and the results are presented descriptively to develop a more coherent understanding of different aspects of cue processing and errors in medical decision-making. The review shows the need for more extensive investigations of cue processing and medical decision-making.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-66
Number of pages15
JournalComputers in Human Behavior
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2017


  • eye tracking
  • cue processing
  • cognition
  • decision-making

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