Cortical and subcortical contributions to saccade latency in the human brain.

@article{Neggers2005CorticalAS,
  title={Cortical and subcortical contributions to saccade latency in the human brain.},
  author={Sebastiaan F. W. Neggers and Mathijs Raemaekers and E E L Lampmann and Albert Postma and Nick F. Ramsey},
  journal={The European journal of neuroscience},
  year={2005},
  volume={21 10},
  pages={2853-63}
}
An important property of our motor system is the ability to either perform or inhibit an automatic goal-directed reaction. Imagine, for example, how easily we can catch a ball, while at the same time we would never grasp a stinging insect approaching us. The oculomotor system provides a good model to study this ability. Monkey midbrain superior colliculus neurons are responsible for automatic visually evoked saccades, whereas the frontal eye fields can prevent reflexive glances. Little is known… CONTINUE READING