Active vision: fixational eye movements help seeing space in time

Curr Biol. 2012 Mar 20;22(6):R186-8. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2012.02.009.


The significance of the miniature eye movements that we make during visual fixation has been intensely debated for the last 80 years. Recent studies have revealed that these motions of the eyes fulfill an important functional role: helping to extract useful information from natural scenes.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Eye Movements / physiology*
  • Fixation, Ocular / physiology*
  • Humans