Behavior Research Methods & Instrumentation

, Volume 7, Issue 5, pp 397–429 | Cite as

Survey of eye movement recording methods

  • Laurence R. Young
  • David Sheena
Methods & Designs


This paper reviews most of the known techniques for measuring eye movements, explaining their principle of operation and their primary advantages and disadvantages. The five sections of the paper cover the following topics: (1) types of eye movement, (2) characteristics of the eye which lend themselves to measurement and the principal approaches to the measurement of eye movement, (3) practical methods of measurement with especial attention to the new techniques, (4) general considerations guiding a selection of method, and (5) summarizing of the major findings in a concise table.


Contact Lens Pupil Diameter Search Coil Corneal Reflection Optokinetic Nystagmus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Laurence R. Young
    • 1
  • David Sheena
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Aeronautics and AstronauticsMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridge
  2. 2.Space Sciences DivisionWhittaker CorporationWaltham

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