Dr. Nicholas Priebe and colleagues published a research article in the Journal of Neurophysiology entitled “Motion dependence of smooth pursuit eye movements in the marmots”. This research revealed that marmosets engage similar mechanisms to other non-human primates to accomplish smooth pursuit eye movements, which serve to stabilize slow-moving objects on the retina by matching eye velocity with target velocity. The marmoset is a New World primate and represents a beneficial model system in which to study metal disease and systems neuroscience.
Mitchell JF, Priebe NJ and Miller CT. (2015). “Motion dependence of smooth pursuit eye movements in the marmots”. Journal of Neurophysiology, In Press