The site of saccadic suppression
Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62) › 21_Publication in refereed journal
|Journal / Publication||Nature Neuroscience|
|Online published||21 Dec 2003|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2004|
|Link to Scopus||https://www.scopus.com/record/display.uri?eid=2-s2.0-0347363473&origin=recordpage|
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.