Integration of competing saccade programs

Amelia Hunt, Bettina Olk, Adrian von Mühlenen, Alan Kingstone

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Reflexive responses are often in direct competition with voluntary control. We test two opposing explanations for how this competition is resolved with respect to eye movements. One states that the quickest activation wins. The other states that the strongest activation wins. We show that an eye movement is executed according to the strongest activation, with the competition being staged at a common subcortical site. (C) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)206-208
Number of pages3
JournalCognitive Brain Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2004


  • eye movements
  • voluntary and reflexive attention
  • superior colliculus
  • antisaccades
  • initiation
  • signals
  • monkey
  • model


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