Voluntary Control of Microsaccades during Maintained Monocular Fixation

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Science  24 Mar 1967:
Vol. 155, Issue 3769, pp. 1577-1579
DOI: 10.1126/science.155.3769.1577


A contact-lens technique was used to record eye movements made by two subjects instructed either to "fixate" stationary white-light targets or to "hold" their eyes in position in the presence of the same targets. A marked reduction in saccade rate, frequently reaching zero throughout 9.8-second trials, was observed under the "hold" instruction.