The Perception of Symmetry in Architecture: An Eye Movement Study
This study focuses on symmetry and the way it is understood. To find out the visual patterns of attention when viewing symmetrical interiors of houses, the researchers used an eye tracking method. Overall, the patterns for symmetrical scenes demonstrate the perceptual value of the axis of symmetry. For right-handed students, it acts as the separator of two halves of the scene and carries their attention towards the left half of it, while for left-handed students it is like an anchoring line which eye movements are in back and forth movements between the axis and the other parts.