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DiCarlo and Maunsell demonstrate that neuronal responses in IT cortex are unaltered by free viewing. Shown here are eye movement paths made by a monkey when it freely searched an array of distractor stimuli (white symbols) and identified target stimuli by making a saccade to one of four response locations (the corners of the image). Data from each trial is shown in a different color that corresponds to the target identity. See pages 745 and 814.
DiCarlo and Maunsell show that neuronal responses in the inferotemporal cortex remain the same whether an animal is fixating or making eye movements. This reassures us that measurements made under reduced conditions generalize to real-world situations.