The Operation of the Visual System in Relation to Action

  title={The Operation of the Visual System in Relation to Action},
  author={Michael F. Land},
  journal={Current Biology},
Neurophysiologists studying the visual representation of the world in the parietal lobe generally find that it is based in a gaze-centred (retinotopic) frame. Students of orientation, however, find that the brain also contains a more panoramic egocentric representation that allows appropriate motor actions to take place independent of the orientation of the eyes and head. This representation can operate temporarily without visual input, but is updated from the vestibular system and from other… CONTINUE READING

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