Recent advances in the study of saccade trajectory deviations

Vision Res. 2010 Aug 6;50(17):1619-27. doi: 10.1016/j.visres.2010.05.028. Epub 2010 May 27.


In recent years, the number of studies that have used deviations of saccade trajectories as a measure has rapidly increased. This review discusses these recent studies and summarizes advances in this field. A division can be made into studies that have used saccade deviations to measure the amount of attention allocated in space and studies that have measured the strength of the activity of a distractor. Saccade deviations have also been used to measure target selection in special populations. Most importantly, recent studies have revealed novel knowledge concerning the spatial tuning and temporal dynamics of target selection in the oculomotor system. Deviations in saccade trajectories have shown to constitute a valuable measure of various processes that control and influence our behavior which can be applied to multiple domains.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Attention / physiology*
  • Humans
  • Inhibition, Psychological
  • Models, Biological
  • Saccades / physiology*