Transforming sensory perceptions into motor commands: evidence from programming of eye movements.

@article{Leigh1997TransformingSP,
  title={Transforming sensory perceptions into motor commands: evidence from programming of eye movements.},
  author={R. John Leigh and Klaus G. Rottach and Vallabh E. Das},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={1997},
  volume={835},
  pages={353-62}
}
The visual stimulus for a saccadic eye movement is encoded in place-coded maps in cerebral cortex and the dorsal superior colliculus. In contrast, the motor command for the saccade is encoded by the temporal discharge properties of ocular motoneurons and premotor burst neurons in the brain-stem reticular formation. Thus, there is need for a spatial-temporal transformation of neural signals, and recent findings suggest that the superior colliculus might contribute to this process. The ventral… CONTINUE READING