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Electrophysiological and Psychophysical Studies on Microsaccades

Abstract Our eyes never stop moving, even during attempted gaze fixation. Fixational eye movements, which include tremor, drift, and microsaccades, are necessary to prevent retinal image adaptation, but may also result in unstable vision. Fortunately, the nervous system can suppress the retinal displacements induced by fixational eye movements and consequently keep our vision stable. The neural correlates of perceptual suppression during fixational eye movements are controversial. Also, the contribution of retinal versus extraretinal inputs to microsaccade-induced neuronal responses in the primary visual cortex (i.e. area V1) remain unclear. Here I show that V1 neuronal responses to microsaccades are different from those to stimulus motions simulati... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Najafian Jazi, Ali (Author) / Buneo, Christopher (Advisor) / Martinez-Conde, Susana (Advisor) / Macknik, Stephen (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Neurosciences / Physiology / Psychology
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 43 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Biology 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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