saccades


saccades
n. rapid irregular movement of the eye; quick and strong checking of a horse by pulling the reins

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • saccades — pl. n. voluntary rapid movements of the eyes, usually when changing the point of fixation on an object (e.g. when reading) …   Medical dictionary

  • saccades — a rapid movement of the eye between fixation points. → saccade …   English new terms dictionary

  • saccades — pl. n. voluntary rapid movements of the eyes, usually when changing the point of fixation on an object (e.g. when reading) …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Par saccades — ● Par saccades par à coups, d un mouvement irrégulier et violent : Rire par saccades ; par bonds : Avancer par saccades …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Saccade — A saccade is a fast movement of an eye, head or other part of an animal s body or device. It can also be a fast shift in frequency of an emitted signal or other quick change. However, this article deals with saccadic eye motion. Eye saccades are… …   Wikipedia

  • saccade — [ sakad ] n. f. • 1534; de saquer « tirer », forme dial. de l a. fr. sachier « secouer », de 1. sac 1 ♦ Équit. Brusque secousse donnée aux rênes d un cheval. 2 ♦ (1617) Cour. Mouvement brusque et irrégulier. ⇒ à coup, heurt, secousse, soubresaut …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • saccadé — saccade [ sakad ] n. f. • 1534; de saquer « tirer », forme dial. de l a. fr. sachier « secouer », de 1. sac 1 ♦ Équit. Brusque secousse donnée aux rênes d un cheval. 2 ♦ (1617) Cour. Mouvement brusque et irrégulier. ⇒ …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • photoreception — photoreceptive, adj. /foh toh ri sep sheuhn/, n. the physiological perception of light. [1905 10; PHOTO + RECEPTION] * * * Biological responses to stimulation by light, most often referring to the mechanism of vision. In one celled organisms such …   Universalium

  • Eye movement in music reading — skills. A central aspect of music reading is the sequence of alternating saccades and fixations, as it is for most oculomotor tasks. Saccades are the rapid ‘flicks’ that move the eyes from location to location over a music score. Saccades are… …   Wikipedia

  • Smooth pursuit — Pursuit movement is the ability of the eyes to smoothly follow a moving object. It is one of two ways that visual animals can voluntarily shift gaze, the other being saccadic eye movements. Pursuit differs from the vestibulo ocular reflex, which… …   Wikipedia


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