A quick demo that will introduce you to the motion aftereffect – a visual illusion that has been known for centuries – and our paper that was the first to describe motion aftereffects on smooth pursuit eye movements. We used computational modeling to put the motion aftereffects we found with pursuit into the context of how the code for visual motion is read out from a population of neurons. Click anywhere on the gray screen above and use the <right arrow> and <left arrow> keys to navigate – or push the full screen button and use the buttons to navigate (keyboard navigation is prohibited by the Flash player in full screen mode).
Gardner, J. L. , Tokiyama, S., and Lisberger, S. G. (2004) A population decoding framework for motion aftereffects on smooth pursuit eye movements. Journal of Neuroscience 24:9035-9048 DOI Abstract pdf