Full article at http://goo.gl/uT3awN.
By predicting our eye movements, our brain creates a stable world for us. Researchers used to think that those predictions had so much influence that they could cause us to make errors in estimating the position of objects. Neuroscientists at Radboud University have shown this to be incorrect. The Journal of Neuroscience published their findings – which challenge fundamental knowledge regarding coordination between brain and eyes – on 15 April.
The research is in Journal of Neuroscience. (full access paywall)
Research: “No peri-saccadic mislocalization with abruptly cancelled saccades” by Jeroen Atsma, Femke Maij, Brian D. Corneil, and W. Pieter Medendorp in Journal of Neuroscience. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4773-13.2014
Image: You continually move your eyes all day long, yet your perception of the world remains stable. That is because the brain processes predictions about your eye movements while you look around. Without these predictions, the image would shoot back and forth constantly. The image is adapted from the Radboud University video. Credit Radboud University.