The Mind's Eye

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Originally published in Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 1979, Vol 24(8), 630–631. Reviews the book, Eye Movements and the Higher Psychological Functions edited by John W. Senders, Dennis F. Fisher, and Richard A. Monty (1978). Three years ago, the papers presented at a meeting on eye movements were published in a volume entitled Eye Movements and Psychological Processes. The final section of papers in that volume dealt with “higher mentals processes,” and evidently produced enough optimism to spawn a second symposium intended to expand on that theme. The form of the two books is similar. There is also, by design, some overlap in the content of the two books. The authors have described concisely some of the most interesting questions in current research on eye movements. On the whole, this volume will be of more use to those interested in the higher psychological functions than to those interested in understanding the relation between these functions and eye movements. In summary, this volume provides a broad sample of the ways eye movement data have been used to answer questions about higher psychological functions. There is no doubt of the book's usefulness in that regard. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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