saccade

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n saccade an abrupt spasmodic movement
    • n saccade a rapid, jerky movement of the eyes between positions of rest
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Saccade (Man) A sudden, violent check of a horse by drawing or twitching the reins on a sudden and with one pull.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n saccade In the manège, a violent check of a horse by drawing or twitching the reins suddenly and with one pull.
    • n saccade In violin-playing, a firm pressure of the bow on the strings, which crowds them down so that two or three can be sounded at once.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Saccade sa-kād′ a violent twitch of a horse by one pull: a firm pressure of the bow on the violin-strings so that two are sounded at once.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

Toute la salle trepignait et le rire durait, repartant par saccade devant la mimique variee d'Arsay.
"Histoires grises" by E. Edouard Tavernier
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In science:

Upon consideration of this, saccades and fixations are factors to be noted which are both related to eye movements. For clicking purposes, the Eye GUIDE Clicker software was introduced.
Eye-GUIDE (Eye-Gaze User Interface Design) Messaging for Physically-Impaired People
The brain moves the eyes with quick saccadic movements.
A simple mechanism for balancing at the border of instability with applications to persistent neural activity
Between saccades, it keeps the eyes still by generating a continuous and constant contraction of the eye muscles; thus requiring a constant level of neural activity in the motor neurons controlling the eye muscles.
A simple mechanism for balancing at the border of instability with applications to persistent neural activity
During a saccade, a brief burst of neural activity in premotor command neurons induces a persistent change in the neural activity of the motor neurons, via a mechanism equivalent to integration in the sense of calculus.
A simple mechanism for balancing at the border of instability with applications to persistent neural activity
We illustrate this result on a particular example representative for saccadic eye movements.
A simple mechanism for balancing at the border of instability with applications to persistent neural activity
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