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Eye Movement Not Engaged in Arms Race, NYU Researchers Find

February 28, 2012

image of a woman climbing We make our eye movements earlier or later in order to coordinate with movements of our arms, New York University neuroscientists have found. Their study points to a mechanism in the brain that allows for this coordination and may have implications for rehabilitation and prosthetics. Full Story

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