Image of the retina with a centroid target superimposed. The fovea is off-center from the target.

Fovea Use During Smooth Pursuit

There is continuing debate as to whether smooth pursuit relies on the foveation of a moving target, especially when the target is compact. Previous studies have shown that gaze is placed on the center-of-mass of a target during saccadic eye movements. This research aims to understand whether eye placement is similarly centered during smooth pursuit and whether foveation is necessary for pursuing a small stimulus.  

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  • Verghese Lab

    Our laboratory studies the mechanisms of healthy vision and action, as well as the basis of attention and visual adaptation in clinical populations.

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  • Shanidze Lab

    Our laboratory is interested in the mechanisms of eye and head coordination and how those mechanisms are altered when vision is compromised.

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