Microsaccades under monocular viewing conditions

  • 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
Keywords: microsaccades, fixation, binocular coordination, eye movements


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.
How to Cite
Kloke, W. B., Jaschinski, W., & Jainta, S. (2009). Microsaccades under monocular viewing conditions. Journal of Eye Movement Research, 3(1). https://doi.org/10.16910/jemr.3.1.2

Most read articles by the same author(s)

Similar Articles

1 2 > >> 

You may also start an advanced similarity search for this article.