A very important concept you will need to understand how saccades are generated is that of integration.

An integral of step function is a ramp function.

For example if the input is velocity, the output of this box is position.

If you are traveling at a constant velocity, then your position increases as a ramp function.

Created by Tutis Vilis and Douglas Tweed
Department of Physiology
University of Western Ontario
London Ontario Canada
Sept 25 1996

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