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Visual guidance of smooth-pursuit eye movements: sensation, action, and what happens in between.

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Lisberger, SG
Published in: Neuron
May 27, 2010

Smooth-pursuit eye movements transform 100 ms of visual motion into a rapid initiation of smooth eye movement followed by sustained accurate tracking. Both the mean and variation of the visually driven pursuit response can be accounted for by the combination of the mean tuning curves and the correlated noise within the sensory representation of visual motion in extrastriate visual area MT. Sensory-motor and motor circuits have both housekeeping and modulatory functions, implemented in the cerebellum and the smooth eye movement region of the frontal eye fields. The representation of pursuit is quite different in these two regions of the brain, but both regions seem to control pursuit directly with little or no noise added downstream. Finally, pursuit exhibits a number of voluntary characteristics that happen on short timescales. These features make pursuit an excellent exemplar for understanding the general properties of sensory-motor processing in the brain.

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Neuron

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EISSN

1097-4199

Publication Date

May 27, 2010

Volume

66

Issue

4

Start / End Page

477 / 491

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Visual Pathways
  • Pursuit, Smooth
  • Photic Stimulation
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Motion Perception
  • Humans
  • Eye Movements
  • Animals
  • 5202 Biological psychology
  • 3209 Neurosciences
 

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Lisberger, S. G. (2010). Visual guidance of smooth-pursuit eye movements: sensation, action, and what happens in between. Neuron, 66(4), 477–491. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2010.03.027
Lisberger, Stephen G. “Visual guidance of smooth-pursuit eye movements: sensation, action, and what happens in between.Neuron 66, no. 4 (May 27, 2010): 477–91. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2010.03.027.
Lisberger, Stephen G. “Visual guidance of smooth-pursuit eye movements: sensation, action, and what happens in between.Neuron, vol. 66, no. 4, May 2010, pp. 477–91. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2010.03.027.
Journal cover image

Published In

Neuron

DOI

EISSN

1097-4199

Publication Date

May 27, 2010

Volume

66

Issue

4

Start / End Page

477 / 491

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Visual Pathways
  • Pursuit, Smooth
  • Photic Stimulation
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Motion Perception
  • Humans
  • Eye Movements
  • Animals
  • 5202 Biological psychology
  • 3209 Neurosciences