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Unless one is specifically interested in historical aspects of eye movement research in Russia, this text may be omitted from their reading list. The book is a revision of a 1974 Russian work detailing the author's own investigations, with the unifying theme that ocular motor behavior is an example of goal-directed behavior. As Lorrin Riggs indicates in this text's forward, "the reader should not make the mistake of viewing this monography as a guide to the present state of knowledge on the control of eye movements." Compared with the impact of A. L. Yarbus's 1967 Eye Movements and Vision by the same publisher, this text is a disappointment.
The first chapter is an outdated cursory review of research in other countries; better information is presented in a number of contemporary eye movement monographs. The second chapter on fixational eye movements presents 25 figures on microtremor without any amplitude calibrations and
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