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The Moving Tablet of the Eye: The origins of modern eye movement research

Nicholas Wade and Benjamin Tatler


Eye movements are a vital part of our interaction with the world. They play a pivotal role in perception, cognition, and education. Research in this field is now proceeding at a considerable pace and casting new light on how the eyes move and what information we can derive during the frequent and brief periods of fixation. However, the origins of this work are less well known, even though much of our knowledge was derived from this research with far more primitive equipment. This book is unique in tracing the history of eye movement research. It shows how great strides were made in this area b ... More

Keywords: eye movements, fixations, nystagmus, eye tracking, recording devices

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780198566175
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566175.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicholas Wade, author
Professor of Visual Psychology

Benjamin Tatler, author
Lecturer in Psychology, both at the University of Dundee, UK