Computation and physiology of sensory-motor processing in eye movements.


Journal Article (Review)

Performance in sensory-motor behaviors guides our understanding of many of the key computational functions of the brain: the representation of sensory information, the translation of sensory signals to commands for movement, and the production of behavior. Eye movement behaviors have become a valuable testing ground for theories of neural computation because the neural circuitry has been well characterized and the mechanical control of the eye is comparatively simple. Here I review recent studies of eye movement behaviors that provide insight into sensory-motor computation at the single neuron and systems levels. They show that errors in sensory estimation dominate eye movement variability and that the motor system functions to reduce the behavioral impact of its own intrinsic noise sources.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Osborne, LC

Published Date

  • August 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 21 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 623 - 628

PubMed ID

  • 21689922

Pubmed Central ID

  • 21689922

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1873-6882

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.conb.2011.05.023


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England