Martinez-Conde, Susana and Macknik, Stephen L. and Troncoso, Xoana G. and Hubel, David H. (2009) Microsaccades: a neurophysiological analysis. Trends in Neurosciences, 32 (9). pp. 463-475. ISSN 0166-2236 http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20091021-105852328
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Microsaccades are the largest and fastest of the fixational eye movements, which are involuntary eye movements produced during attempted visual fixation. In recent years, the interaction between microsaccades, perception and cognition has become one of the most rapidly growing areas of study in visual neuroscience. The neurophysiological consequences of microsaccades have been the focus of less attention, however, as have the oculomotor mechanisms that generate and control microsaccades. Here we review the latest neurophysiological findings concerning microsaccades and discuss their relationships to perception and cognition. We also point out the current gaps in our understanding of the neurobiology of microsaccades and identify the most promising lines of enquiry.
|Additional Information:||© 2009 Elsevier Ltd. Available online 26 August 2009. We thank Jorge Otero-Millan for scientific discussion and help with the figures and Isabel Gomez-Caraballo and Manuel Ledo for technical assistance. This work was funded by grants from the National Science Foundation (award 0643306 to SMC), the Arizona Biomedical Research Commission (award 07-102 to SMC), the Dana Foundation Program in Brain and Immuno-Imaging to SMC, and the Barrow Neurological Foundation to SMC and SLM. XGT was a fellow of the Caja Madrid Foundation. The authors have no conflict of interest and nothing to disclose.|
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