Saccades are spatially, not retinocentrically, coded

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Science  06 Jun 1980:
Vol. 208, Issue 4448, pp. 1163-1165
DOI: 10.1126/science.6769161


Most models of the saccadic eye movement system imply that saccades are programmed for a certain distance and direction. Electrical stimulation of the brain was used to move the eyes of monkeys just before saccades to visual targets. Despite the stimulation-induced perturbation, saccades brought gaze to the target locations. This compensation indicates that saccades are coded to direct the eyes to a certain position in the orbit (or in space).

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