Localization of visual targets during optokinetic eye movements

Andre Kaminiarz, Bart Krekelberg, Frank Bremmer

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

25 Scopus citations


We investigated localization of brief visual targets during reflexive eye movements (optokinetic nystagmus). Subjects mislocalized these targets in the direction of the slow eye movement. This error decreased shortly before a saccade and temporarily increased afterwards. The pattern of mislocalization differs markedly from mislocalization during voluntary eye movements in the presence of visual references, but (spatially) resembles mislocalization during voluntary eye movements in darkness. Because neither reflexive eye movements nor voluntary eye movements in darkness have explicit (visual) goals, these data support the view that visual goals support perceptual stability as an important link between pre- and post-saccadic scenes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)869-878
Number of pages10
JournalVision Research
Issue number6
StatePublished - Mar 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems


  • Eye movement
  • Localization
  • OKN
  • Saccade
  • Smooth pursuit


Dive into the research topics of 'Localization of visual targets during optokinetic eye movements'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this