Editor’s Pick: Eye movements contribute to memory

Reviewing Editor Ifat Levy, Ph.D. selected this paper and explains why they consider it noteworthy.

This paper offers insight into the processes of memory rehearsal. Using an elegant design, the authors show that microsaccades provide information about the location of objects during memory rehearsal, even when object location is irrelevant for the task.

This finding is significant both from a basic-science perspective (it suggests that brain circuitry that controls eye movements also participates in memory rehearsal) and from a practical perspective (it demonstrates the utility of measuring microsaccades for cognitive neuroscience research).

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Microsaccades track location-based object rehearsal in visual working memory
Eelke de Vries and Freek van Ede

Category: Editor's Pick
Tags: Neuroscience Research, Cognition and Behavior