2013.06.26 Press Release

Why there is no image distortion during eye movement: Elucidation on the suppression mechanism of the visual cortex in the occipital lobe during saccades

A joint Japan-U.S. research group led by Lecturer Mitsugu Uematsu of the Tohoku University School of Medicine and Associate Professor Eishi Asano at Department of Pediatrics and Neurology at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University, elucidated for the first time, through human intracranial brain wave analysis, that the rapid suppression and stimulation of the neuronal activity in the visual cortex of the occipital lobe stabilized vision. The mechanism that permits the recognition of a continuous visual image, even during the rapid movement of the eyes (saccades), as a complete picture has been elucidated in this study.

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(About the research)
Lecturer Mitsugu Uematsu
Department of Pediatrics
Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine
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