Visual Cortex Neurons: Response to Stimuli during Rapid Eye Movements

Science  06 Dec 1968:
Vol. 162, Issue 3858, pp. 1148-1150
DOI: 10.1126/science.162.3858.1148


While awake, unanesthetized monkeys held their eyes stationary, a motionless or slowly moving stimulus falling on the receptive field of striate cortex neurons produced an excitatory response. When a rapid eye movement was made across the same stimulus, many of these neurons continued to give an excitatory response. But the discharge of other neurons was unchanged or was suppressed during the eye movement.