The Brain

The Brain's Eye: Neurobiological and Clinical Aspects of Oculomotor Research

The book comprises selected papers presented at the 11th European Conference on Eye Movements (Turku, Finland, 2001). The conference series brings together researchers from various disciplines with an interest to study behavioral, neurobiological and clinical aspects of eye movements.

This volume consists of five sections: I. Saccadic eye movements. II. Change blindness and transsaccadic integration. III. Smooth pursuit eye movements. IV. Eye-hand coordination. V. Clinical aspects of eye movement research. Each section ends with a commentary chapter written by a distinguished scholar. These commentaries discuss and integrate the contributions in the section and provide an expert view on the most significant present and future developments in the respective areas. The book is a reference volume including a large body of new empirical work but also principal theoretical viewpoints of leading research groups in the field. Among the topics discussed in this book are the role of cortical and subcortical brain areas in the control of saccadic eye movements, attentional mechanisms in guiding smooth pursuit eye movements, neural mechanisms related to eye-hand coordination, oculomotor deficits in psychiatric disorders, Parkinson's disease, head injury, and cannabis abusers, integration of visual information across saccadic movements, and blindness to abrupt changes in the visual environment. The book addresses a wide audience including readers with an interest in neurophysiology and neuropsychology of vision, clinical research, attention and performance, and visual cognition.

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Progress in Brain Research

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Published: November 2002

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-444-51097-6

Contents

  • List of contributors. Preface. 1. Saccadic Eye Movements (D. Munoz). Vying for dominance: Dynamic interactions control visual fixation and saccadic initiation in the superior colliculus (D.P. Munoz, J.H. Fecteau). Neural control of saccades(J.D. Enderle). The latency of saccades toward auditory targets in humans (D. Zambarbieri). Contribution of the primate prefrontal cortex to the gap effect (C.J. Tinsley, S. Everling). Influence of stimulus characteristics on the latency of saccadic inhibition (D.M. Stampe, E.M. Reingold). Commentary: Saccadic eye movements: overview of neural circuitry (D.P. Munoz). 2. Change Blindness and Transsaccadic Integration (J. Hyönä). Converging evidence for the detection of change without awareness (I.M. Thornton, D. Fernandez-Duque). Blinks, Blanks and Saccades: how blind we really are for relevant visual events (S.M. Dornhoefer et al.). Multiple-object permanence tracking: limitation in maintenance and transformation of perceptual objects (J. Saiki). What information survives saccades in the real world? (B.W. Tatler). Transsaccadic memory of position and form (H. Deubel et al.). Commentary: Transsaccadic memory for visual object detail (P. De Graef, K. Verfaillie). Changes (R.A. Rensink). 3. Smooth Pursuit Eye Movements (W. Heide, D. Munoz). Non-target influences on the initiation of smooth pursuit (P.C. Knox, T. Bekkour). Integration of motion cues for the initiation of smooth pursuit eye movements(R.T. Born et al.). The role of expectancy and volition in smooth pursuit eye movements (G.R. Barnes et al.). Visual and cognitive control of attention in smooth pursuit(Y. Chan et al.). The allocation of attention during smooth pursuit eye movements (P. Van Donkelaar, A.S. Drew). Commentary: Smooth pursuit eye movements: from low-level to high-level vision (U.J. Ilg). 4. Eye-Hand Coordination (R. Radach). Cortical frames of reference for eye-hand coordination (P. Van Donkelaar et al.). Neuropsychological perspectives on eye-hand coordination in visually-guided reaching (D.P. Carey et al.). Visuomotor transformations for eye-hand coordination (D.Y.P. Henriques et al.). Implications of distractor effects for the organization of eye movements, hand movements, and perception(U. Sailer et al.). Visual short term memory and motor planning (M. Hayhoe et al.). Commentary: Coordination of eye and hand in time and space (H. Bekkering, U. Sailer). 5. Clinical Aspects of Eye Movement Research (W. Heide). Visual search in long-term cannabis users with early age of onset (L. Huestegge et al.). Visual search in patients with left visual hemineglect (A. Sprenger et al.). Saccadic adaptation in neurological disorders (M.R. MacAskill et al.). Saccade sequences as markers for cerebral dysfunction following mild closed head injury (M.H. Heitger et al.). Cognition and the inhibitory control of saccades in schizophrenia and Parkinson's disease (T.J. Crawford et al.). Control of volitional and reflecive saccades in Tourette's syndrome(D.P. Munoz et al.). Oculomotor control in a group of very low birth weight (VLBW) children (D. Newsham, P.C. Knox). A new framework for investigating both normal and abnormal eye movements (R.A. Clement et al.). Commentary: Eye movement research with clinical populations (J.A. Sweeney et al.). Subject Index.

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