The effect of blinks on the saccade frequency before the onset of step ramp smooth pursuit was assessed in healthy controls. Blinks elicited before smooth pursuit onset suppressed saccades in contrast to a control and a gap paradigm. The source of blink associated suppression of saccades remains unclear but is probably not caused by visual signals or the omnipause neurons.
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