Burke D T, Meleger A, Schneider J C, Snyder J, Dorvlo A S, Al-Adawi S: Eye-movements and ongoing task processing.
Percept Mot Skills 96(3Pt2): 1330-1338, 2003.
Abstract: This study tests the relation between eye-movements and thought processing. Subjects were given specific modality tasks (visual, gustatory, kinesthetic) and assessed on whether they responded with distinct eye-movements. Some subjects' eye-movements reflected ongoing thought processing. Instead of a universal pattern, as suggested by the neurolinguistic programming hypothesis, this study yielded subject-specific idiosyncratic eye-movements across all modalities. Included is a discussion of the neurolinguistic programming hypothesis regarding eye-movements and its implications for the eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing theory.