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  • Vol. 69, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 1979
  • pp: 1274–1279

Latency of peripheral saccades

Yehoshua Y. Zeevi and Eli Peli  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 69, Issue 9, pp. 1274-1279 (1979)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.69.001274


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Abstract

Displaying the point of gaze to the observer in addition to a point target provides a secondary visual feedback (2VFB). Eccentric fixation is achieved using a biased 2VFB to yield an experimentally imposed "eccentric fovea." The target is suddenly moved to a new position and the task is to regain it, in the "eccentric fovea." It is found that the pattern of eye-movement response consistently starts with saccadric foveal exploration of the target, but its latency has twice the duration of a regular voluntary saccade. Practice, however, makes for the shortened latency tending asymptotically to the regular saccadic duration.

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Yehoshua Y. Zeevi and Eli Peli, "Latency of peripheral saccades," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 69, 1274-1279 (1979)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-69-9-1274


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