Effect of blinks on saccades before smooth-pursuit eye-movement initiation

Holger Rambold*, Ieman El Baz, Christoph Helmchen

*Corresponding author for this work
2 Citations (Scopus)


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.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Pages (from-to)563-566
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 01.01.2005

Research Areas and Centers

  • Academic Focus: Center for Brain, Behavior and Metabolism (CBBM)


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