02 February 2008

Eye tracking

For some time now, I've been researching the reason the human eye fails to recognize typographical errors. I keep coming across chastising blog posts and intense proofing 'how-to' pages.

Fine, but none of those pages addressed the 'why' aspect I'm more interested in. Rather than internally berating myself for every error I've ever made, I wanted to find any scientific, biological, psychological reasons.

So my curiosity drove me forward. Here's what I found:

Eye Tracking
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye_tracking

Eye movement in language and reading
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye_movement_in_language_reading

Saccades
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saccades
 

"From a study of speed reading made by Humanistlaboratoriet, Lund University, in 2005."

Good old Wikipedia. The more often I use it, the more I trust it.