noun(usually saccades) technical
A rapid movement of the eye between fixation points.
- The pattern of fixations and saccades during visual exploration of a scene using only the eyes is strikingly similar to the intermittent locomotion of an animal searching for food in a physical landscape.
- A reader's eye still moves in a series of jumps and stops known as saccades and fixations.
- Also, in a variation of the boundary paradigm used in reading research, they obtained evidence that Chinese readers rely on phonological codes when integrating information across saccades.
- Example sentences
- However, there is also a genuine decrease in sensitivity to light during a saccade - called saccadic suppression.
- In doing so, they perform saccadic movements, smooth pursuit movements, vergence movements, vestibular movements, and accommodation.
- The current analyses showed that response time, number of fixations per trial, initial saccadic latency, fixation duration, and saccadic amplitude varied as a function of the ratio between the red and blue items.
Early 18th century: from French, literally 'violent pull', from Old French saquer 'to pull'.
Words that rhyme with saccadeAssad, aubade, avant-garde, backyard, ballade, bard, Bernard, bombard, canard, card, charade, chard, couvade, croustade, Cunard, facade, glissade, guard, hard, ill-starred, interlard, lard, Montagnard, nard, pard, petard, pomade, promenade, regard, rodomontade, roulade, Sade, salade, sard, shard, unmarred, unscarred, yard
For editors and proofreaders
Definition of saccade in:
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.