ACTION OF THE EYES IN READING

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    BY using apparatus similar in principle to that of an electrocardiogram, M. Luckiesh and F. K. Moss, working at the Lighting Research Laboratory of the General Electric Company, Cleveland, Ohio, have investigated the action of the eyes in reading*. One electrode is placed in the centre of the forehead, and the other on one of the temples. The feeble electric currents produced by the eye muscles are amplified more than a million times, and recorded photographically by an oscillograph. The currents obtained are so weak, and the instrument is so sensitive that electrical disturbances are likely to arise from other biological processes taking place in the patient's body, as well as from electro–magnetic waves induced in his body by electrical apparatus such as lamps.

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    ACTION OF THE EYES IN READING. Nature 148, 321 (1941). https://doi.org/10.1038/148321a0

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