Visual suppression of low-spatial frequency information during eye movements is believed to contribute to a stable perception of our visual environment. While visual perception has been studied extensively during saccades, vergence has been somewhat neglected. Here, we show that convergence eye movements reduce contrast sensitivity to low spatial frequency information around the onset of the eye movements, but do not affect sensitivity to higher spatial frequencies. This suggests that visual suppression elicited by convergence eye movements may have the same temporal and spatial characteristics as saccadic suppression.
- vision sciences
- eye movements
- visual suppression
- spatial frequency
Mucke, S., Strang, N. C., Aydin, S., Mallen, E. A. H., Seidel, D., & Manahilov, V. (2013). Spatial frequency selectivity of visual suppression during convergence eye movements. Vision Research, 89, 96-101. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.visres.2013.07.008