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November 18, 2020 Wednesday 03:25:59 PM IST

‘Eye Closed Learning’ Impactful

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Eye closed learning (iCLOL) was found to be impactful in a sample study done by Fujita Eye Clinic, Tokyo Medical and Dental University and others. The researchers studied iCLOL and interblink interval (IBI) during listening, writing and reading sections of an English examination. The 19 Japanese subjects were asked to close their eyes whenever it did not interfere with their responses to the examination. Their eyes were video recorded with a video camera. It was found that iCLOL time was greater for students with IBI significantly shorter for listening and writing than for reading. The results suggest that iCLOL may be applied as a method during learning. The percentage and frequency of iCLOL differed depending on the examination content. At times during the examination when the iCLOL time percentage and frequency were greater, the IBI was shorter.