|Wilhelm Bernhard Kloke||Leibniz-Institut für Arbeitsforschung an der TU Dortmund|
|Wolfgang Jaschinski||Leibniz-Institut für Arbeitsforschung an der TU Dortmund|
|Stephanie Jainta||Leibniz-Institut für Arbeitsforschung an der TU Dortmund|
Among the eye movements during fixation, the function of small saccades occuring quite commonly at fixation is still unclear. It has been reported that a substantial number of these microsaccades seem to occur in only one of the eyes. The aim of the present study is to investigate microsaccades in monocular stimulation conditions. Although this is an artificial test condition which does not occur in natural vision, this
monocular presentation paradigm allows for a critical test of a presumptive monocular mechanism of saccade generation. Results in these conditions can be compared with the normal binocular stimulation mode. We checked the statistical properties of microsaccades under monocular stimulation conditions and found no indication for specific interactions for monocularly detected small saccades, which might be present if they were based on a monocular physiological activation mechanism.
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Koke, W. B., Jaschinski, W. & Jainta, S. (2009). Microsaccades under monocular viewing conditions. Journal of Eye Movement Research, 3(1):2, 1-2.