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Saccades without eye movements

Gilchrist, I.D., Brown, V. and Findlay, J.M. (1997) Saccades without eye movements Nature, 390, (6656), pp. 130-131. (doi:10.1038/36478).

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When reading text, human subjects use a pattern of eye movements consisting of fast saccadic movements and fixations1. We have found a subject who cannot make eye movements. Her visual perception is surprisingly normal and she is able to read at high speeds. She uses movements of the head to compensate for the absence of eye movements. Her head movements during reading have a saccadic character and show many of the features that characterize eye movements

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Published date: 13 November 1997
Additional Information: Scientific Correspondence


Local EPrints ID: 48326
ISSN: 0028-0836
PURE UUID: acf4d59a-c85b-4272-8219-ddb70d510dd4

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Date deposited: 24 Jan 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:00

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Author: I.D. Gilchrist
Author: V. Brown
Author: J.M. Findlay

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