Adaptability and Variability in the Oculomotor System

  • David F. Scollan
  • Beau K. Nakamoto
  • Mark Shelhamer

Abstract

We have been investigating the adaptive capabilities of a simple oculomotor system: saccadic eye movements. Saccades are rapid eye movements that take the line of gaze from one point to another very quickly, as when reading. Saccades are highly ballistic — once a saccade to a visual target has been programmed, the eyes will go to that target (or very nearly so) even if the target subsequently changes position.1 A further corrective saccade must then be made to bring the eyes to the target.

Keywords

Visual Target Saccade Amplitude Oculomotor System Adaptive Capability Saccade Velocity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David F. Scollan
    • 1
  • Beau K. Nakamoto
    • 2
  • Mark Shelhamer
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Biomedical EngineeringJohns Hopkins University School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.School of MedicineUniversity of HawaiiHonoluluUSA
  3. 3.Departments of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and Biomedical EngineeringJohns Hopkins University School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA

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