Eye movements of preschool children

Eileen Kowler, Albert J. Martins

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Abstract

Accurate recordings of eye movements of children 4 and 5 years old show that their eye movements differed from those of adults. During maintained fixation, saccades were large (1° to 2°) and smooth eye movement speeds were high (45 minutes of arc per second). Saccade latencies were highly variable during target step tracking. Smooth pursuit latencies were longer than those of adults. These hitherto unknown characteristics limit a child's ability to use eye movements to acquire visual information.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)997-999
Number of pages3
JournalScience
Volume215
Issue number4535
DOIs
StatePublished - 1982

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