Gating of retinal transmission by afferent eye position and movement signals.

@article{Lal1989GatingOR,
  title={Gating of retinal transmission by afferent eye position and movement signals.},
  author={R Lal and Michael J. Friedlander},
  journal={Science},
  year={1989},
  volume={243 4887},
  pages={93-6}
}
Vision in most vertebrates is an active process that requires the brain to combine retinal signals with information about eye movement. Eye movement information may feed forward from the motor control areas of the brain or feed back from the extrinsic eye muscles. Feedback signals elicited by passive eye movement selectively gate retinal outflow at the first relay, the dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus. The gating predominantly facilitates retinogeniculate transmission immediately after eye… CONTINUE READING