Latency of peripheral saccades.


Displaying the point of gaze to the observer in addition to a point target provides a secondary visual feedback (2VFB). Eccentric fixation is achieved using a biased 2VFB to yield an experimentally imposed "eccentric fovea." The target is suddenly moved to a new position and the task is to regain it, in the "eccentric fovea". It is found that the pattern of eye-movement response consistently starts with saccadric foveal exploration of the target, but its latency has twice the duration of a regular voluntary saccade. Practice, however, makes for the shortened latency tending asymptotically to the regular saccadic duration.

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@article{Zeevi1979LatencyOP, title={Latency of peripheral saccades.}, author={Yehoshua. Y. Zeevi and Eli Peli}, journal={Journal of the Optical Society of America}, year={1979}, volume={69 9}, pages={1274-9} }