Selection of objects by the primate oculomotor system

A collaborative project with Munoz, McMullen and Trappenberg

Our long term objective is to achieve a better understanding of higher-level, cognitive influences (e.g. object representations defining "targets" for the oculomotor system, preparation, attention and voluntary control) upon the reflexive machinery in the superior colliculus and brain stem responsible for overt orienting in the form of saccadic eye movements.

The collaboration, which embodies the interdisciplinary approach of cognitive neuroscience, involves