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Frontal eye fields

Brain: Frontal eye fields
Frontal eye fields is roughly located between regions #4, #6, and #8
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The frontal eye fields (FEF) is a region located in the dorsolateral frontal cortex of the primate brain reported to be activated during the initiation of eye movements, such as voluntary saccades and pursuit eye movements. The FEF constitutes together with the supplementary eye fields (SEF) and the intraparietal sulcus (IPS) one of the three most important cortical areas involved in the generation of eye movements. In humans, the FEF is located at the junction of the precentral sulcus and the superior frontal sulcus.

See also

  • Saccadic eye movement
  • Pursuit movement
  • Supplementary eye fields
  • IPS / LIP


  • Berman, R. A. et al. (1999). "Cortical networks subserving pursuit and saccadic eye movements in humans: an FMRI study". Human brain mapping 8 (4): 209-25. PMID 10619415.
  • Schiller PH, Chou IH (1998). "The effects of frontal eye field and dorsomedial frontal cortex lesions on visually guided eye movements". Nat. Neurosci. 1 (3): 248-53. PMID 10195151.
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