Some perspectives on saccade adaptation

Jing Tian, Vincent Ethier, Reza Shadmehr, Masahiko Fujita, David S. Zee

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The saccadic system is an ideal model for the study of how the brain optimizes its motor behavior. Here we review some recent research that points to exciting new areas of investigation relative to the multiple time scales of and the influence of context and consolidation on motor learning. These findings suggest new ways of thinking about the processes that underlie the short-term adaptive mechanisms that maintain accuracy of eye movements and so ensure optimal vision.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBasic and Clinical Aspects of Vertigo and Dizziness
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Inc.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781573317177
StatePublished - May 2009

Publication series

NameAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences
ISSN (Print)0077-8923
ISSN (Electronic)1749-6632


  • Adaptation
  • Context
  • Cross-axis
  • Dynamics
  • Learning
  • Memory
  • Saccade

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • History and Philosophy of Science


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