Microsaccadic response to visual events that are invisible to the superior colliculus.

@article{Valsecchi2007MicrosaccadicRT,
  title={Microsaccadic response to visual events that are invisible to the superior colliculus.},
  author={Matteo Valsecchi and Massimo Turatto},
  journal={Behavioral neuroscience},
  year={2007},
  volume={121 4},
  pages={
          786-93
        }
}
Even when people think their eyes are still, tiny fixational eye movements, called microsaccades, occur at a rate of -1 Hz. Whenever a new (and potentially dangerous) event takes place in the visual field, the microsaccadic frequency is at first inhibited and then is followed by a rebound before the frequency returns to baseline. It has been suggested that this inhibition-rebound response is a type of oculomotor reflex mediated by the superior colliculus (SC), a midbrain structure involved in… CONTINUE READING

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