Binocular Coordination During Reading and Non-Reading Tasks

Julie A. Kirkby, Lisa A D Webster, Hazel I. Blythe, Simon P. Liversedge

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The goal of this review is to evaluate the literature on binocular coordination during reading and non-reading tasks in adult, child, and dyslexic populations. The review begins with a description of the basic characteristics of eye movements during reading. Then, reading and non-reading studies investigating binocular coordination are evaluated. Areas of future research in the field are identified and discussed. Finally, some general conclusions are made regarding binocular coordination. The review demonstrates that findings from traditionally independent areas of research are largely consistent and complementary. Throughout the review, theoretical and methodological commonalities are identified and clarified in order to advance current understanding of this fundamental aspect of human visual processing.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)742-763
Number of pages22
JournalPsychological Bulletin
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • binocular coordination
  • dyslexia
  • fixation disparity
  • oculomotor control


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