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The reentry hypothesis: linking eye movements to visual perception

Hamker, Fred H. (2003) The reentry hypothesis: linking eye movements to visual perception. Journal of Vision, 3 (11). Art. No. 14. ISSN 1534-7362.

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Cortical organization of vision appears to be divided into perception and action. Models of vision have generally assumed that eye movements serve to select a scene for perception, so action and perception are sequential processes. We suggest a less distinct separation. According to our model, occulomotor areas responsible for planning an eye movement, such as the frontal eye field, influence perception prior to the eye movement. The activity reflecting the planning of an eye movement reenters the ventral pathway and sensitizes all cells within the movement field so the planned action determines perception. We demonstrate the performance of the computational model in a visual search task that demands an eye movement toward a target.

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Additional Information:© 2003 ARVO. Received May 2, 2003; published December 12, 2003. The main part of this research was done in the lab of Christof Koch (Caltech). It was supported by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft HA2630/2-1 and in part by the National Science Foundation (ERC-9402726). Commercial relationships: none.
Group:Koch Laboratory (KLAB)
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Deutsche ForschungsgemeinschaftHA2630/2-1
National Science FoundationERC-9402723
Subject Keywords:visual perception, eye movement, attention, model, V4, IT, FEF, competition, reentry
Issue or Number:11
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