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Multi-stepping saccadic sequences in humans.

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>02/1991
<mark>Journal</mark>Acta Psychologica
Issue number1
Number of pages19
Pages (from-to)11-29
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


A number of paradigms are reported in which multi-stepping saccadic sequences (MSS) are reliably elicited in normal subjects. It was observed that MSS are consistently associated with a prolongation of the initial saccade latency. Further experiments show that this phenomenon is validated across a number of independent eye movement tasks. However, the probability of MSS occurring is reduced when temporal constraints are imposed on the latency of the response. An interpretation of these task-elicited MSS in terms of the neural mechanisms controlling voluntary saccades is proposed.