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Looking and Acting: Vision and eye movements in natural behaviour

Michael Land and Benjamin Tatler


The cooperative action of different regions of human brains gives an amazing capacity to perform activities as diverse as playing the piano and hitting a tennis ball. Somehow, without conscious effort, eyes find the information that is needed to operate successfully in this world. The development of head-mounted eye trackers over recent years has made it possible to record where we look during different active tasks, and so work out what information the eyes supply to the brain systems that control limbs. The strategies that the eye movement system uses in the initiation and guidance of action ... More

Keywords: brain systems, eye movement system, visually-guided behaviour, eye movements, motor skills, visual representation, neurophysiology, action

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780198570943
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570943.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Land, author
School of Life Sciences, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK

Benjamin Tatler, author
School of Psychology, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK