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Behavior Research Methods & Instrumentation

, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 115–119 | Cite as

Computer control of eye position and velocity

  • David L. Sparks
  • Richard Holland
Session V Contributed Papers: Systems And Techniques
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Abstract

A laboratory computer system is described that permits direct control of eye position and velocity in rhesus monkeys. Using this system, we are able to measure the activity of single neurons while the eye is fixated at specific positions and while the eye is moving, at selected velocities, from one position to another. Illustrative eye movement and spike data are presented, and a brief description of the software used in this system is given.

Keywords

Target Movement Tracking Task Spike Frequency Assembly Language Brainstem Neuron 
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© Psychonomic Society, Inc. 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • David L. Sparks
    • 1
  • Richard Holland
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Psychology and Physiology and BiophysicsUniversity of Alabama in BirminghamBirmingham

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