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 Active Vision: Dynamic Reformatting of Visual Information by the Saccade-Drift Cycle, Curr Biol, 9 (27), R341-R344.

Visual processing depends on rapid parsing of global features followed by analysis of fine detail. A new study suggests that this transformation is enabled by a cycle of saccades and fixational drifts, which reformat visual input to match the spatiotemporal sensitivity of fast and slow neuronal pathways.