Eye movements of vertebrates and their relation to eye form and function

@article{Land2014EyeMO,
  title={Eye movements of vertebrates and their relation to eye form and function},
  author={Michael F. Land},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology A},
  year={2014},
  volume={201},
  pages={195-214}
}
  • M. Land
  • Published 1 February 2015
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Comparative Physiology A
The types of eye movements shown by all vertebrates originated in the earliest fishes. These consisted of compensatory movements, both vestibular and visual, to prevent image motion, and saccades to relocate gaze. All vertebrates fixate food items with their heads to enable ingestion, but from teleosts onwards some species also use eye movements to target particular objects, especially food. Eye movement use is related to the resolution distribution in the retina, with eyes that contain foveas… Expand
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