Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Open Peer Commentary
Findlay & Walker: Saccade generation

The role of executive control in saccade generation

Diane C. Gooding a1
a1 Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 53706


The Findlay & Walker model of saccade generation does not appear to account fully for saccadic performance deficits observed in schizophrenia patients. It would be enhanced by inclusion of a frontally mediated, central executive function system. A review of schizophrenia patients' antisaccade task deficits provides an example of the role of higher cortical functioning in saccade generation.