Ch. 1. The Quiet Eye Visuo-Motor Pathway

  1. Object registration - location is registered on the retina of eyes
  2. Optic pathway: features of object travel along the optic pathways
  3. Visual/occipital cortex detects object color, size, orientation, motion, etc (V1-V8)
  4. The dorsal parietal frontal attention network (DAN): features travel through the parietal to the frontal cortex
  5. Ventral attention network (VAN): features travel through temporal lobe (memory, emotion) to frontal cortex
  6. Frontal cortex: features are bound together with existing knowledge and commands sent to motor cortex (in communication with basal ganglia, cerebellum)
  7. Motor cortex: Initiates the movement
  8. Spinal cord: Motor (efferent) commands go down spinal cord to the appropriate muscles and the movement is initiated,
  9. Afferent feedback returns to brain for continued processing

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