Excitability Changes in Cat Lateral Geniculate Cells during Saccadic Eye Movements

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Science  08 Feb 1974:
Vol. 183, Issue 4124, pp. 543-545
DOI: 10.1126/science.183.4124.543


The excitability of lateral geniculate cells to orthodromic volleys decreased during saccadic eye movements. This decrease was caused by retinal impulses generated by a quick displacement of the image of the visual field associated with eye movements. This may be a mechanism for saccadic suppression.