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The influence of distractors on saccade­ target selection: saccade trajectory effects

Walker, R. and McSorley, E. (2008) The influence of distractors on saccade­ target selection: saccade trajectory effects. Journal of Eye Movement Research, 2 (3). pp. 1-13. ISSN 1995-8692

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Abstract/Summary

It has long been known that the path (trajectory) taken by the eye to land on a target is rarely straight (Yarbus, 1967). Furthermore, the magnitude and direction of this natural tendency for curvature can be modulated by the presence of a competing distractor stimu­ lus presented along with the saccade target. The distractor­related modulation of saccade trajectories provides a subtle measure of the underlying competitive processes involved in saccade target selection. Here we review some of our own studies into the effects distract­ ors have on saccade trajectories, which can be regarded as a way of probing the competit­ ive balance between target and distractor salience.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Interdisciplinary centres and themes > Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and Neurodynamics (CINN)
Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences > Department of Psychology
Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences > Neuroscience
Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences > Perception and Action
ID Code:36192
Publisher:International Group for Eye Movement Research

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