Superior colliculus: control of eye movements in neonatal kittens

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Science  03 Oct 1980:
Vol. 210, Issue 4465, pp. 78-80
DOI: 10.1126/science.7414323


Activation of the neonatal cat superior colliculus can produce organized eye movements before visual stimuli are capable of activating visual neurons in the colliculus. These findings are consistent with the hypothesis that eye movement development precedes, and is necessary for, visuomotor integration.