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July 1931

The Movements of the Eyes in Reading.

Arch NeurPsych. 1931;26(1):244-245. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1931.02230070250020

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Abstract

This pamphlet contains an account of work done by Miss Vernon for the Medical Research Council, and follows earlier work of 1929 (Report No. 130) on "Studies in the Psychology of Reading" by Miss M. D. Vernon and Mr. R. W. Pickford. The work was carried out in the Psychological Laboratory of the University of Cambridge. The report is divided into six parts:

  1. The introduction, which mentions some of the important features of the study and the reason for them.

  2. (a) The apparatus and its detailed description. In this a beam of light was reflected from the cornea to a moving camera film and a photographic record was thus obtained of the movements of the eyeball through the voluntary effort of reading. (b) Experimental material used. (c) The subjects of the experiments.

  3. Results of the experiments on voluntary fixations and movements and a comparison of voluntary movements and fixations with

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