chapter  3
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User Attention During Mobile Video Consumption

Human attention or awareness is typically interpreted in two different ways: selective attention and basic attention. The former relates to the fact that some stimuli attract user’s attention more than others, while the latter is concerned with the question whether the user is attentive at all or not. While many efforts have been done to study selective attention and exploit its models to optimize video compression algorithms (Wang and Bovik, 2005, Lee et al., 2011), to the best of our knowledge models of basic attention have never been considered for resource optimization in multimedia applications involving video transmission and consumption.