An oculomotor continuum from exploration to fixation

  title={An oculomotor continuum from exploration to fixation},
  author={J. Otero-Millan and S. Macknik and Rachel E Langston and S. Martinez-Conde},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences},
  pages={6175 - 6180}
  • J. Otero-Millan, S. Macknik, +1 author S. Martinez-Conde
  • Published 2013
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • During visual exploration, saccadic eye movements scan the scene for objects of interest. During attempted fixation, the eyes are relatively still but often produce microsaccades. Saccadic rates during exploration are higher than those of microsaccades during fixation, reinforcing the classic view that exploration and fixation are two distinct oculomotor behaviors. An alternative model is that fixation and exploration are not dichotomous, but are instead two extremes of a functional continuum… CONTINUE READING
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