Method of Registering Human Torsional Eye Movements in Free Situations



General design and technical details of the new photoJelectrical method for human torsional eye movements measurement are described. The source of polarized light is rigidly connected to the subject's head, as the receiver equipped by polarized filter is attached directly to the eye ball by means of central suction cup and transmitted the light energy into electrical one. This device allows to measure eye torsion under free behavior condition what was confirmed in laboratory and natural experiments. The results showed high sensitivity of the method and its ability to record a wide range of torsional eye movements.

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Keywords: eye movements, human torsion, methods of measurement, vestibule-ocular reflex

Journal rubric: Research Methods

For citation: Belopol'sky V.I. Method of Registering Human Torsional Eye Movements in Free Situations. Eksperimental'naâ psihologiâ = Experimental Psychology (Russia), 2009. Vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 81–96. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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V. I. Belopol'sky, Doctor of Psychology, Head of Section at the Institute of Psychology, Russian Academy of Science, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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