# Show Reference: "Feature-based effects in the coupling between attention and saccades"

Feature-based effects in the coupling between attention and saccades Journal of Vision, Vol. 12, No. 11. (31 October 2012), doi:10.1167/12.11.27 by Sabine Born, Ulrich Ansorge, Dirk Kerzel
@article{born-et-al-2012,
author = {Born, Sabine and Ansorge, Ulrich and Kerzel, Dirk},
day = {31},
doi = {10.1167/12.11.27},
issn = {1534-7362},
journal = {Journal of Vision},
keywords = {attention, biology, eye-movements, eye-saccades, feature-attention, motor},
month = oct,
number = {11},
pmid = {23115215},
posted-at = {2012-12-12 11:22:27},
priority = {2},
publisher = {Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology},
title = {Feature-based effects in the coupling between attention and saccades},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/12.11.27},
volume = {12},
year = {2012}
}


Feature-based visual attention facilitates object detection across the visual field.

There are parallels between visual attention and eye movements because both serve the purpose of directing our processing of visual information to stimuli from a region in space that is small enough to handle for our brain.

Since visual attention and eye movements are so tightly connected in the process of visual exploration of a scene, it has been suggested that the same mechanisms may be (partially) responsible for guiding them.

There is evidence suggesting that one cannot plan a saccade to one point in space and turn covert visual attention to another at the same time.

It has been found that stimulating supposed motor neurons in the SC facilitates visual processing in the part of visual cortex whose receptive field is the same as that of the SC stimulated neurons.

Feature-based visual attention facilitates neural responses across the visual field (in visual cortex).

Born et al. provided evidence which shows that preparing a saccade alone already enhances visual processing at the target of the saccade: discrimination targets presented before saccade onset were identified more successfully if they were in the location of the saccade target than when they were not.

Born et al. showed that, if the color of a saccade target stimulus is task relevant, then identification of a discrimination target with that same color is enhanced even if it is not in the same location.

It has been found that stimulating supposed motor neurons in the SC enhances responses of v4 neurons with the same receptive field as the SC neurons.