The site of saccadic suppression

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-14
Journal / PublicationNature Neuroscience
Volume7
Issue number1
Online published21 Dec 2003
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2004
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

During rapid eye movements, or saccades, stable vision is maintained by active reduction of visual sensitivity. The site of this saccadic suppression remains uncertain. Here we show that phosphenes-small illusory visual perceptions-induced by transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to the human occipital cortex are immune to saccadic suppression, whereas phosphenes induced by retinal stimulation are not, thus providing direct physiological evidence that saccadic suppression occurs between the retina and the occipital visual cortex.

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The site of saccadic suppression. / Thilo, Kai V.; Santoro, Loredana; Walsh, Vincent; Blakemore, Colin.

In: Nature Neuroscience, Vol. 7, No. 1, 01.01.2004, p. 13-14.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal