Experimental Brain Research

, Volume 47, Issue 3, pp 417–427

Saccadic responses evoked by presentation of visual and auditory targets

  • D. Zambarbieri
  • R. Schmid
  • G. Magenes
  • C. Prablanc
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF00239359

Cite this article as:
Zambarbieri, D., Schmid, R., Magenes, G. et al. Exp Brain Res (1982) 47: 417. doi:10.1007/BF00239359

Summary

Saccadic eye movements evoked by the presentation of visual and auditory targets were examined and compared. Differences were found either in the pattern of the saccadic response and in the characteristics of single saccades of the same amplitude. The longer latency and the higher percentage of multiple saccade responses in the auditory case were attributed to a more complex central processing, whereas the longer duration and the lower peak velocity of the saccades to auditory targets were attributed to reduced performances of the execution mechanism in the absence of vision.

Key words

Saccades Audio-ocular responses Fixation Sound localization 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Zambarbieri
    • 1
  • R. Schmid
    • 1
  • G. Magenes
    • 1
  • C. Prablanc
    • 2
  1. 1.Istituto di Informatica e SistemisticaUniversit`a di PaviaPaviaItaly
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Neuropsychologie ExpérimentaleUnité 94 - INSERMBronFrance

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