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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Smooth pursuit eye movements in patients with macular degeneration. Journal Of Vision, 16, 1.. (2016).
Effects of task demands on smooth pursuit gain in macular degeneration. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting: Canceled due to COVID.. (2020).
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Our laboratory studies the mechanisms of healthy vision and action, as well as the basis of attention and visual adaptation in clinical populations.
Shanidze LabRead More
Our laboratory is interested in the mechanisms of eye and head movement and coordination and how those mechanisms are altered when visual or vestibular inputs are compromised.