Eye Movements in Reading

Are Two Eyes Better Than One?
  • Dieter Heller
  • Ralph Radach


The last 25 years have seen impressive advances in reading research, based on eye movement recording, with respect to both theory and methodology. An important milestone at the beginning of recent developments was the work of McConkie and Rayner on the perceptual span (see summaries in Rayner 1984; McConkie 1983). Here, for the first time, registration devices and computers were combined in a way that allowed to introduce a new dimension into reading research: the manipulation of the useful field of view under dynamic conditions.


Saccade Amplitude Fixation Error Letter Position Reading Research Scene Perception 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dieter Heller
    • 1
  • Ralph Radach
    • 1
  1. 1.Technical University of AachenAachenGermany

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