Our lab participated in this year’s Society for the Neural Control of Movement annual meeting in Montego Bay, Jamaica. We were part of a very interesting panel discussion on voluntary and automatic orienting reflexes, led by Jeff Schall and featuring Doug Munoz and Brian Corneil.
We presented our lab’s latest results on functional specialization in the primate superior colliculus, and how such specialization influences saccadic eye movements. The other speakers described frontal eye field and superior colliculus activity, both from the perspective of saccades as well as pupil dilations.
The meeting provided an interesting mix of computational, behavioral, and neurophysiological studies, and it culminated in discussions of skilled motor behaviors (e.g. during dancing or piano playing).