Cadherin-dependent cell adhesion controls the contralateral migration and clustering of ocular motor subpopulations and is required for the development of functional eye movements driven by those neurons.
Fixational eye movements transform the spatial scene into temporal modulations on the retina, which, together with the known sensitivities of retinal neurons, provide a comprehensive account of human spatial sensitivity.
An accurate, robust, and lightweight technique for measuring eye movements in mice was developed using magnetic sensing, yielding the first high resolution recordings of eye movements in freely moving mice.
Oculomotor circuits are always busy planning the next eye movement, and this explains why, when a visual target appears, some eye movements toward it are produced very quickly whereas others take a long time to prepare.
Patterned optogenetic stimulation and analysis of neural activity provide convergent evidence that cerebellar Purkinje cells drive eye movements with a rapid rate code, without an additional contribution of spike irregularity.
Non-invasive disinhibition of the oculomotor system shows that ongoing preparatory activity in the superior colliculus has movement-generating potential and need not rise to threshold in order to produce a saccade.