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Title: Eye Movements
Subtitle: A Window on Mind and Brain
Edited By: Roger van Gompel
URL: http://books.elsevier.com

Eye-movement recording has become the method of choice in a wide variety of
disciplines investigating how the mind and brain work. This volume brings
together recent, high-quality eye-movement research from many different
disciplines and, in doing so, presents a comprehensive overview of the
state-of-the-art in eye-movement research.

Sections include the history of eye-movement research, physiological and
clinical studies of eye movements, transsaccadic integration, computational
modelling of eye movements, reading, spoken language processing, attention
and scene perception, and eye-movements in natural environments.

- Includes recent research from a variety of disciplines
- Divided into sections based on topic areas, with an overview chapter
beginning each section
- Through the study of eye movements we can learn about the human mind, and
eye movement recording has become the method of choice in many disciplines

Table of Contents
1. Eye-movement research: An overview of current and past developments

Section 1: History of eye-movement research
Section Editor: Robin L. Hill

Section 2: Physiology and clinical studies of eye movements
Section Editor: Martin H. Fischer

Section 3: Transsaccadic integration
Section Editor: Wayne S. Murray

Section 4: Modelling of eye movements
Section Editor: Wayne S. Murray

Section 5: Eye-movements and reading
Section Editor: Robin L. Hill

Section 6: Eye-movements as a method for investigating spoken language
Section Editor: Roger P.G. van Gompel

Section 7: Eye-movements as a method for investigating attention and scene
Section Editor: Martin H. Fischer

Section 8: Eye movements in natural environments
Section Editor: Roger P.G. van Gompel

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Cognitive Science
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0080449808
ISBN-13: 9780080449807
Pages: 600
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