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 dgooding@facstaff.wisc.edu http://psych.wisc.edu/faculty/bio/gooding.html

Abstract

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.



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