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saccade

 [sah-kād´]
the series of involuntary, abrupt, rapid, small movements or jerks of both eyes simultaneously in changing the point of fixation. adj., adj saccad´ic.

sac·cade

(să-kād'),
Rapid eye movement to redirect the line of sight.
[Fr. saccade, sudden check of a horse]

saccade

/sac·cade/ (sah-kād´) [Fr.] the series of involuntary, abrupt, rapid, small movements or jerks of both eyes simultaneously in changing the point of fixation.saccad´ic

saccade

(să-käd′, sə-)
n.
A rapid intermittent eye movement, as that which occurs when the eyes fix on one point after another in the visual field.

sac·cad′ic adj.

saccade

[sakād′, sak′ədā′]
Etymology: Fr, saccader, to jerk
abrupt, rapid small movements of both eyes.

sac·cade

(să-kahd')
A rapid movement of both eyes from one target to another; a sequence of such movements allows precise scanning of the field and is necessary for smooth reading.
See also: saccadic movement
[Fr. saccade, sudden check of a horse]

saccade

a rapid movement of the eyes as they move from one fixation point to another or track a moving object.

saccade

the series of involuntary, abrupt, rapid, small movements or jerks of both eyes simultaneously in changing the point of fixation.
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Investigation of these movement parameters demonstrated differences between SPEM and saccades in individuals with PPCS and injury-free controls [20].
In a clinical setting, there are two categories of eye movements to evaluate: nuclear eye movements, which are ductions, and supranuclear eye movements, which include versions, pursuits, saccades and vergences.
The authors thus had the possibility of measuring the dynamics of the system during spontaneous eye movements in the dark and testing the model without the measurements being distorted by saccade commands or visual feedback.
When reading, it can be difficult for patients with ring scotomas to make smooth saccades between words, to stay on the line, to find the next line of print, and to return back to the correct word or line if they lose their place.
A key role for the caudoventral pontine tegmentum in the simultaneous generation of eye saccades in bursts and associated ponto-geniculo-occipital waves during paradoxical sleep in the cat.
Patients who -overshoot the target consistently or who make small correcting saccades are likely to have cerebellar disease since the cerebellum controls the amplitude (accuracy) of the saccade.
Saccade adaptation improves in response to a gradually introduced stimulus perturbation.
He displayed rapid fatigue (he was unable to complete 10 consecutive saccade cycles).
Five of Ireland's best unsigned bands The Coonics, Saccade, Sixteen Layers, Ladydoll and Henrietta Game battled it out in the final of the prestigious competition in front pof the judges and Charlatans Tim Burgess.
Ska, Ska, Ska -- le vocal donne le rythme en meme temps que les premiers accords de la guitare, un code rythme immediatement transmis dans la salle, immediatement incorpore par la salle, traduit nos tripes et nos sursauts, un signe sonore transforme en mouvement saccade, en energie cinetique.
The bands making it this far are Cutaways, Fingersmith, Funzo, Go Panda Go, Henrietta Game, Lady Doll, Liz is Evil, Macrogrizzly, Mail Order Messiahs, Red Twelve, Saccade, Sanzkrit Sixteen Layers, Stone Throwing Youths, The Coonics, The Dirty 9s Tupelo, Vasco Junior, We Go Go and Zealots.
A fixation is when eyes are stationary during a given threshold of approximately 50 to 500 milliseconds (reported in Irwin 2004; Henderson and Ferreira, 2004 and Bojko 2006) and a saccade is the rapid eye movement that occurs between fixations.