Journal of Ophthalmology

Eye Movement Control


Publishing date
25 Apr 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
06 Dec 2013

1School of Psychology, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

2Centre for Interdisciplinary Research, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany

3Department of Psychology, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany


Eye Movement Control

Description

We move our eyes three times a second, over 100,000 times a day when we are awake, and our eyes even move during sleep. During awake states, eye movements typically serve to bring objects of interest into the fovea, where we have maximum visual acuity. The ability to make fine-grained discriminations is important for a number of everyday tasks, including reading. Research into eye movements during everyday tasks has shown that eye movements are functional and are usually made to the object which is the target of our next action. Moreover, a lot of researches have been devoted to the question whether and to what extent covert attention and eye movements are coupled.

The dynamic principle underlying visual selection also raises a number of important questions: what are the genetic / developmental / neurological factors that are important for active visual selection? How do we perceive the world as being stable? Why does it appear to be uniformly detailed from the center out to the boundaries? What factors determine where and when we will move our eyes? And what is the underlying neurological mechanism driving eye movement?

The current special issue on eye movement control invites contributions further elucidating the factors and mechanisms that determine eye movements in the normal population as well as specific populations (e.g., clinical or aging population). Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Factors and mechanisms involved in visual selection
  • Coupling of eye movements and attention
  • Eye movements in sequential tasks (e.g., reading, tea-making, driving)
  • Saccadic remapping and other mechanisms involved in the percept of a stable world
  • Deficits in eye movement control
  • Neurological factors in eye movement control
  • Eye movement strategies in vision-impaired people
  • Factors and mechanisms involved in
    • Saccadic suppression
    • Centre of gravity fixations- Microsaccades- Hand-eye coordination

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 262541
  • - Editorial

Eye Movement Control

Stefanie I. Becker | Gernot Horstmann | Arvid Herwig
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 183924
  • - Research Article

Inhibition of Return in Fear of Spiders: Discrepant Eye Movement and Reaction Time Data

Elisa Berdica | Antje B. M. Gerdes | ... | Georg W. Alpers
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 237812
  • - Research Article

Centre-of-Gravity Fixations in Visual Search: When Looking at Nothing Helps to Find Something

Dustin Venini | Roger W. Remington | ... | Stefanie I. Becker
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 274803
  • - Research Article

The Bifixation Field as a Function of Viewing Distance

Philip M. Grove | Alistair P. Mapp | Hiroshi Ono
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 658243
  • - Review Article

Alterations of Eye Movement Control in Neurodegenerative Movement Disorders

Martin Gorges | Elmar H. Pinkhardt | Jan Kassubek
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 860493
  • - Research Article

Selective Age Effects on Visual Attention and Motor Attention during a Cued Saccade Task

Wendy E. Huddleston | Brad E. Ernest | Kevin G. Keenan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 120528
  • - Research Article

Using Eye Tracking to Assess Reading Performance in Patients with Glaucoma: A Within-Person Study

Nicholas D. Smith | Fiona C. Glen | ... | David P. Crabb
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 189268
  • - Research Article

Response Time, Visual Search Strategy, and Anticipatory Skills in Volleyball Players

Alessandro Piras | Roberto Lobietti | Salvatore Squatrito
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 585792
  • - Research Article

Salient Distractors Can Induce Saccade Adaptation

Afsheen Khan | Sally A. McFadden | ... | Josh Wallman
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 384510
  • - Clinical Study

Suppression of Face Perception during Saccadic Eye Movements

Mehrdad Seirafi | Peter De Weerd | Beatrice de Gelder
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