publication . Article . 2012

Seeing via Miniature Eye Movements: A Dynamic Hypothesis for Vision.

Ehud, Ahissar; Amos, Arieli;
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  • Published: 01 Nov 2012 Journal: Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, volume 6 (issn: 1662-5188, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
During natural viewing, the eyes are never still. Even during fixation, miniature movements of the eyes move the retinal image across tens of foveal photoreceptors. Most theories of vision implicitly assume that the visual system ignores these movements and somehow overcomes the resulting smearing. However, evidence has accumulated to indicate that fixational eye movements cannot be ignored by the visual system if fine spatial details are to be resolved. We argue that the only way the visual system can achieve its high resolution given its fixational movements is by seeing via these movements. Seeing via eye movements also eliminates the instability of the image...
Medical Subject Headings: genetic structureseye diseases
free text keywords: Neuroscience, active vision, fixational eye movements, neuronal phase-locked loop, temporal coding, neural coding, simple cells, thalamocortical loop, feedback, Neurosciences. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry, RC321-571, Hypothesis and Theory, Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience, Neuroscience (miscellaneous)
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