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Multi-stepping saccadic sequences in humans.

Crawford, Trevor J. (1991) Multi-stepping saccadic sequences in humans. Acta Psychologica, 76 (1). pp. 11-29. ISSN 0001-6918

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Abstract

A number of paradigms are reported in which multi-stepping saccadic sequences (MSS) are reliably elicited in normal subjects. It was observed that MSS are consistently associated with a prolongation of the initial saccade latency. Further experiments show that this phenomenon is validated across a number of independent eye movement tasks. However, the probability of MSS occurring is reduced when temporal constraints are imposed on the latency of the response. An interpretation of these task-elicited MSS in terms of the neural mechanisms controlling voluntary saccades is proposed.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Acta Psychologica
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology
ID Code: 11168
Deposited By: Dr Trevor Crawford
Deposited On: 04 Aug 2008 14:30
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 14:58
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/11168

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