Microsaccades keep the eyes' balance during fixation.

@article{Engbert2004MicrosaccadesKT,
  title={Microsaccades keep the eyes' balance during fixation.},
  author={Ralf Engbert and Reinhold Kliegl},
  journal={Psychological science},
  year={2004},
  volume={15 6},
  pages={
          431-6
        }
}
During fixation of a stationary target, small involuntary eye movements exhibit an erratic trajectory-a random walk. Two types of these fixational eye movements are drift and microsaccades (small-amplitude saccades). We investigated fixational eye movements and binocular coordination using a statistical analysis that had previously been applied to human posture control. This random-walk analysis uncovered two different time scales in fixational eye movements and identified specific functions… CONTINUE READING
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