The book comprises selected papers presented at the 11th European Conference on Eye Movements (Turku, Finland, 2001). The conference series brings together researchers from various disciplines with an interest to study behavioral, neurobiological and clinical aspects of eye movements.
This volume consists of five sections: I. Saccadic eye movements. II. Change blindness and transsaccadic integration. III. Smooth pursuit eye movements. IV. Eye-hand coordination. V. Clinical aspects of eye movement research. Each section ends with a commentary chapter written by a distinguished scholar. These commentaries discuss and integrate the contributions in the section and provide an expert view on the most significant present and future developments in the respective areas. The book is a reference volume including a large body of new empirical work but also principal theoretical viewpoints of leading research groups in the field. Among the topics discussed in this book are the role of cortical and subcortical brain areas in the control of saccadic eye movements, attentional mechanisms in guiding smooth pursuit eye movements, neural mechanisms related to eye-hand coordination, oculomotor deficits in psychiatric disorders, Parkinson's disease, head injury, and cannabis abusers, integration of visual information across saccadic movements, and blindness to abrupt changes in the visual environment. The book addresses a wide audience including readers with an interest in neurophysiology and neuropsychology of vision, clinical research, attention and performance, and visual cognition.