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A model of saccade generation based on parallel processing and competitive inhibition.
TLDR
This target article presents an information processing model for the control of target-elicited saccades, with some close parallels to established physiological processes in the oculomotor system, in relation to data from patients with unilateral neglect.
Global visual processing for saccadic eye movements
  • J. Findlay
  • Medicine, Psychology
    Vision Research
  • 31 December 1982
TLDR
The global effect is found, which is interpreted as an influence of the global target configuration on the saccade amplitude, and it is suggested that this phenomenon may be explicable in terms of activity in an ensemble of cells with large receptive fields.
Effect of remote distractors on saccade programming: evidence for an extended fixation zone.
TLDR
The increase in latency under distractor conditions is interpreted in light of recent neurophysiological findings of inhibitory processes operating in the rostral region of the superior colliculus and suggests that inhibitory effects operate over large areas of the visual field.
Saccade Target Selection During Visual Search
  • J. Findlay
  • Medicine, Psychology
    Vision Research
  • 1 March 1997
TLDR
The results suggest that the control of the initial eye movement during both simple and conjunction searches is through a spatially parallel process.
Active Vision: The Psychology of Looking and Seeing
PASSIVE VISION AND ACTIVE VISION 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Passive vision 1.3 Visual attention 1.4 Active vision 1.5 Active vision and vision for action 1.6 Outline of the book BACKGROUND TO ACTIVE VISION
The effect of visual attention on peripheral discrimination thresholds in single and multiple element displays.
TLDR
There is an early ‘automatic’ and a later ‘controlled’ mechanism of spatial orienting, which differ in their interruptability by competing strimuli, e.g. targets at uncued locations.
Independent contributions of the orienting of attention, fixation offset and bilateral stimulation on human saccadic latencies
TLDR
It is shown that the onset of a distractor in the non-attended hemifield can have both an inhibitory and a facilitatory effect on a saccade production, which suggests that the gap effect may be due to ocular motor disengagement, or a warning signal effect, rather than to the prior disengagement of visual attention.
Eye-movements reveal attention to social information in autism spectrum disorder
TLDR
Results indicate a superficially normal attentional preference for social information in adults with ASD and more sensitive measures show that ASD does entail social attention problems across the lifespan, supporting accounts of the disorder which emphasise lifelong neurodevelopmental atypicalities.
Saccadic eye movements and cognition
TLDR
It is argued that eye-movement data provide an excellent on-line indication of the cognitive processes underlying visual search and reading and the relationship between attention and eye movements is discussed.
The Relationship between Eye Movements and Spatial Attention
TLDR
It is not possible to make an eye movement (in the absence of peripheral stimulation) without making a corresponding shift in the focus of attention, indicating that attention plays an important role in the generation of voluntary eye movements.
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