Visual fixation as equilibrium: evidence from superior colliculus inactivation.

@article{Goffart2012VisualFA,
  title={Visual fixation as equilibrium: evidence from superior colliculus inactivation.},
  author={Laurent Goffart and Ziad M. Hafed and Richard J. Krauzlis},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={2012},
  volume={32 31},
  pages={
          10627-36
        }
}
During visual fixation, the image of an object is maintained within the fovea. Previous studies have shown that such maintenance involves the deep superior colliculus (dSC). However, the mechanisms by which the dSC supports visual fixation remain controversial. According to one view, activity in the rostral dSC maintains gaze direction by preventing neurons in the caudal dSC from issuing saccade commands. An alternative hypothesis proposes that gaze direction is achieved through equilibrium of… CONTINUE READING

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