Oculomotor Meeting – Zurich 2018

We participated in this year’s annual oculomotor meeting of the Zürich, Tübingen, and Münich communities. This time around, the meeting took place in Zürich. We refer to this meeting locally as the MüTüZü meeting because of the names of all three cities involved, but there were also presentations by neighboring cities like Antwerp. The meeting[…]

British Ocular Motor Group Annual Meeting 2018

Our lab has participated in this year’s meeting of the British Ocular Motor Group (BOMG). The meeting took place at Cardiff University and featured a variety of topics, including studies of eye movements in children and in clinical populations. The meeting offers an interesting opportunity for UK scientists interested in eye movement research to gather[…]

NIPS and Kyoto, Japan

We are participating in an exciting visit to our long term collaborators at the National Institute for Physiological Sciences (NIPS) in Okazaki, Japan and Kyoto University, in Kyoto, Japan. Our institute and the NIPS have been organising bilateral interactions with our Japanese colleagues for several years, and this facilitates exchange of talent and ideas between[…]

Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting 2017

We participated in this year’s annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. We presented several posters covering behavior and neurophysiology related to eye movements and the superior colliculus. Our work at this conference tried to elucidate the mechanisms for coordinating multiple types of eye movements that we can normally work, and particularly in relation to[…]

Bernstein Conference 2017

We participated at this year’s Bernstein Conference on Computational Neuroscience, which took place in Goettingen, Germany. The conference featured highly interesting theoretical and experimental presentations. Our lab was part of the sensory systems talk session, in which we described our latest results on the foveal visual representation of the primate superior colliculus.

European conference on eye movements 2017

We are participating in this year’s European Conference on Eye Movements, which is taking place in Wuppertal, Germany. Antimo is presenting new results on smooth pursuit eye movements, and how they may be affected by visual transients. In his experiments, Antimo is finding that smooth pursuit initiation is affected in a transient inhibitory manner if[…]

Microsaccades reset alpha and beta rhythms

We have a new exciting article in press at the Journal of Neurophysiology. In this article, we discovered an intriguing property related to microsaccades, the tiny eye movements that take place during gaze fixation. We found that after microsaccades are generated by the oculomotor system, behavioral visual performance (e.g. stimulus detection efficiency) does not return[…]

Departmental summer retreat

We participated in our departmental summer retreat in the town of Obermarchtal. The retreat featured a series of interesting talks and animated discussions on a variety of diverse topics related to neuroscience.   Antimo and Konstantin from our lab gave presentations on their studies on microsaccades, saccades, and smooth pursuit eye movements.