NYSCF – Robertson Investigator Studies Visuomotor Processing
NYSCF – Robertson Neuroscience Investigator Dr. Gaby Maimon, The Rockefeller University, published his latest work studying visuomotor processing in fruit flies. The research, published in Nature Neuroscience, describes cellular and electrophysiological evidence that supports the theory that flies use active neural-circuit mechanisms to supress the perception of motion while flying. In addition, the scientists showed that these results mirror the visual supression of movement during rapid eye movement in primates.
Understanding neural image processing in animal models may lead to breakthoughs in our understanding of human visuomotor processing including pathologies related to visuomotor circuits.