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Voluntary Control of Saccadic Eye Movements: Experimental Paradigm, Nerve Mechanisms and Application

Chen Yuying;Sui Guangyuan;Zhai Bin   

  1. Institute of Psychology, Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua 321004, China
  • Received:2007-04-01 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2008-01-15 Published:2008-01-15
  • Contact: Sui Guangyuan


Voluntary control of saccadic eye movements is one type of the saccades. The experimental paradigm of voluntary control of saccadic eye movements has provided an important research instrument for studying a variety of brain lesions, neurological diseases and psychiatric disorders, and provided an important research method for studying brain nerve mechanisms of saccades and higher cognitive functions of the brain such as response inhibition and spatial working memory. This article introduces two types of experimental paradigms of voluntary control of saccadic eye movements: anti-saccades and memory-guided saccades. Then, it introduces the brain nerve mechanisms of the voluntary control of saccadic eye movements and the application of these two types. Finally, it makes a conclusion and gains a perspective on the presen

Key words: voluntary control of saccadic eye movements, anti-saccades, memory-guided saccades, response inhibition, spatial working memory

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