A Brief History of Eye Movement Research

Abbey Fletcher, Stephen Dunne, Joe Butler*

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This chapter will provide a brief overview of the rich and fascinating history underpinning contemporary eye movement research. Starting with the early work by Kepler and the largely observational investigations of eye movements conducted by others, we will cover the development of eye movement research in terms of the machinery used for early investigations, such as crude measurements using plaster of Paris, as well as set out some of the first instances of phenomena which are still keeping scientists occupied today. Hopefully, by the end of this chapter, you will appreciate the broad history behind some of the topics covered throughout the rest of this book.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEye Tracking
Subtitle of host publicationBackground, Methods, and Applications
EditorsSamuel Stuart
Place of PublicationNew York, NY
PublisherHumana Press Inc.
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781071623916
ISBN (Print)9781071623909, 9781071623930
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2022

Publication series

PublisherHumana Press
ISSN (Print)0893-2336
ISSN (Electronic)1940-6045


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