Previous work has shown that during saccadic eye movements, contrast sensitivity for low spatial frequency patterns modulated in luminance is selectively reduced by up to one logarithmic unit, while high spatial frequency patterns, and equiluminant patterns of all spatial frequencies are not suppressed at all: [Burr et al. (1994). Nature, 371, 511-513]. Here we study the temporal characteristics for sensitivity to luminance and chromatic patterns during saccades, using the two-pulse summation technique. Sensitivity was measured for detecting two successive pulses as a function of stimulus-onset asynchrony, during normal viewing and during saccades, Impulse response functions were estimated from the summation data, for all conditions. For equiluminance, the functions were monophasic during normal viewing and saccades. For luminance modulation, the impulse response functions were di-phasic in both normal viewing and saccades. However, during saccades the impulse responses were faster in normal viewing. This result is consistent with the suggestion that saccadic suppression is mediated by contrast gain control mechanisms, known to occur in M-cells but not P-cells. Copyright (C) 1996, Published by Elsevier Science Ltd.
|Autori interni:||MORRONE, MARIA CONCETTA|
|Autori:||Burr DC; Morrone M.C.|
|Titolo:||Temporal impulse response functions for luminance and colour during saccades|
|Anno del prodotto:||1996|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/0042-6989(95)00282-0|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|