Eye Movements: A Window on Mind and Brain by Roger PG van Gompel

By Roger PG van Gompel

Eye-movement recording has turn into the tactic of selection in a large choice of disciplines investigating how the brain and mind paintings. This quantity brings jointly fresh, fine quality eye-movement learn from many alternative disciplines and, in doing so, offers a finished evaluate of the state of the art in eye-movement study.

Sections contain the background of eye-movement learn, physiological and medical reviews of eye events, transsaccadic integration, computational modelling of eye pursuits, studying, spoken language processing, realization and scene conception, and eye-movements in common environments.

  • Includes fresh learn from a number of disciplines
  • Divided into sections according to subject parts, with an outline bankruptcy starting every one section
  • Through the learn of eye events we will know about the human brain, and eye stream recording has turn into the tactic of selection in lots of disciplines

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5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science Perception Sleep Journal of Neurophysiology Experimental Brain Research Vision Research Journal of Neuroscience International Journal of Psychology Schizophrenia Research Biological Psychiatry 0 3 0 9 6 27 1 0 0 0 ‘Eye(-)movement(s)’ in title 80 79 51 50 49 45 23 23 20 19 Impact factor 3 64 1 39 4 95 3 85 2 12 2 03 7 51 0 65 4 23 6 78 Note: Times mentioned: Number of respondents N = 44 who mentioned the journal. ‘Eye(-)movement(s)’ in title: Number of articles with ‘eye(-)movement(s)’ in title in all databases in Web of Knowledge for the period 2001–2005, searched on 15 May 2006.

The 10 most cited journal articles are shown in Table 5. We now see two publications, Frazier and Rayner (1982) and Rayner (1998), that were frequently mentioned as influential by the respondents to the questionnaire. This suggests that some of the discrepancy between the citation counts and the opinions of our respondents resulted from a “social science bias” on the part of our respondents. However, it nonetheless does not account for all of the discrepancy: Table 5 shows that many of the most cited social science articles were not mentioned by our respondents either.

However, this consistent pattern does reinforce the notion that eye-movement research is a stable and reliable form of investigation rather than a passing scientific or technological fad. The picture is slightly different when we consider journal articles in the social sciences only. As before, we see an increase in the number of eye-movement articles since 1971 (though again, there is a slight dip in the 1980s). But we also see that the per mille eye-movement articles in the social sciences has gradually increased since the late 1980s.

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