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Dyslexia and Eye Movement

Postby Spacetime » Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:16 pm

I am not a pscyhologist, but I recently read an article in 'the Pscyhologist' about eye tracking and neurological conditions.

https://thepsychologist.bps.org.uk/volu ... and-psyche

Essentially eye movement varies across a range of such conditions. This relates to spatial information and 'attention'.

This in turn is raising the possibility that eye tracking will be used a diagnostic tool in the future.

Dyslexia was not mentioned in this article, but there is some evidence that there are also variations in the eye movements of dyslexics

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/articl ... ne.0165508

The following link is to a slide set provides strong graphic images of differences in dyslexic eye movement when reading web pages.

http://www.slideshare.net/AcuityETS/usi ... ng-studies

So are diagnostic tools of this sort being developed for dyslexia?

In addition, these findings on eye movement suggest that there may be some commonalities across a range of cognitive conditions where navigation, working memory, coordination, etc, are compromised. Part of me would be concerned that dyslexia may get bundled in with a range of other neurological conditions if pscyhologists start to focus more on eye movement. But I also know that the visual stress is a major issue for me (as a dyslexic adult), and if pscyhologists look at dyslexia in this way, they might be able to start finding solutions to such visual stress.

I wondered in the case of dyslexia if there might also be links to recent findings that there may be structural differences in the eyes of people with visual dyslexia.

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2017 ... n-the-eyes.

i.e could this potentially be related to eye movement - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2780205
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