Averaged Brain Activity Following Saccadic Eye Movement

Science  11 Dec 1964:
Vol. 146, Issue 3650, pp. 1481-1483
DOI: 10.1126/science.146.3650.1481


Since a change of stimulus is required to effect a visual response, and since saccadic eye movements change the locus of the retinal image, the hypothesis was developed that there should be a brain response following saccadic eye movement.- The hypothesis was tested experimentally by averaging the activities following successive saccadic eye movements. A response was found whose characteristics were dependent on illuminance of the stimulus.