Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 15 April 2021

Abstract and Keywords

The neural basis of saccade target selection reviews how the visual system locates objects that are salient through their visual features relative to surrounding objects or through their importance based on task goals and then produces an appropriate overt response like a gaze shift. The neural processes responsible for locating salient or important locations and producing saccades occur in a large number of visual and visuomotor structures and cortical areas. We will describe findings from primary visual cortex and extrastriate visual areas that represent object features and findings from the parietal lobe, the superior colliculus and the frontal eye field that represent target salience and generate motor commands.

Keywords: neural basis, saccade target selection, gaze shift, primary visual cortex, superior colliculus

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.