Interaction between Visual- and Goal-related Neuronal Signals on the Trajectories of Saccadic Eye Movements

@article{White2012InteractionBV,
  title={Interaction between Visual- and Goal-related Neuronal Signals on the Trajectories of Saccadic Eye Movements},
  author={Brian J. White and Jan Theeuwes and Douglas P. Munoz},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
  year={2012},
  volume={24},
  pages={707-717}
}
During natural viewing, the trajectories of saccadic eye movements often deviate dramatically from a straight-line path between objects. In human studies, saccades have been shown to deviate toward or away from salient visual distractors depending on visual- and goal-related parameters, but the neurophysiological basis for this is not well understood. Some studies suggest that deviation toward is associated with competition between simultaneously active sites within the intermediate layers of… CONTINUE READING