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Eye movements during eye-hand coordination tasks

Accurate eye-hand coordination is mandatory in many daily activities. In my lab, we study eye movements in human participants when they required to track a moving target with their eyes, their hand, or with both effectors simultaneously. Our current results show that the involvement of the hand benefits to eye motion even why eye tracking is not explicitly required. Namely during hand tracking, saccades become less frequent, and smooth pursuit velocity increases. However the underlying mechanism accounting for this effect remains largely unknown. Using a virtual really setup, the objective of this internship will be to further investigate the possible origin(s) of this effect. Students with interest in human behaviour, motor control, learning, and vision, are encouraged to apply. Knowledge in Matlab programming will be also appreciated.

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