Title: "Head orientation influences saccade directions during free viewing"
A group of Berkeley researchers including PhD candidate, Stephanie Reeves, and Drs. Jorge Otero-Millan, Emily Cooper, and Raul Rodriguez, recently published a new paper in the eNeuro Journal, titled "Head orientation influences saccade directions during free viewing."
When looking around a visual scene, humans make saccadic eye movements to fixate objects of interest. While the extraocular muscles can execute saccades in any direction, not all saccade directions are equally likely: saccades in horizontal and vertical directions are most prevalent. Here, we asked if head orientation plays a role in determining saccade direction biases.
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