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Eye movements, perception, and primate behavior

Research Achievements

Eye movements, perception, and primate behavior

Trainee R. Veale and his collaborators have been combining robotic, simulation, and neurophysiological studies to examine how eye movements interact with perception to produce overt and intelligent adaptive behavior in primates. For example, a recent computational and robotic study predicts behavior caused by electrical stimulation of the superior colliculus for the purpose of building a visual prosthesis for recovering normal gaze behavior in patients with damage to visual cortex. These results demonstrate that it should be possible to evoke target spatiotemporal patterns of activity in the superior colliculus using physically feasible electrode grids.