Contribution of Eye Movement to the Representation of Space
In a series of studies with kittens we have explored the way in which movements of the body come to be guided by visual information, a process that has been described as requiring the formation of a representation of visual space. These studies have indicated that the information incorporated in this representation is derived from visual feedback from self-produced movements. Visually coordinated behavior has been segregated into several components, each of which may be acquired separately, according to the opportunities for motor-visual feedback that are provided. However, the sequence of these acquisitions is constrained, in that information must be extracted from certain feedback loops before that available in others can be utilized.
KeywordsVisual Feedback Extraocular Muscle Visual Space Proprioceptive Input Postrotatory Nystagmus
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