Effects of driving time on microsaccadic dynamics

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  • Leandro L. Di Stasi - , Dresden University of Technology, Barrow Neurological Institute, University of Granada (Author)
  • Michael B. McCamy - , Barrow Neurological Institute (Author)
  • Sebastian Pannasch - , Chair of Engineering Psychology and Applied Cognitive Research (Author)
  • Rebekka Renner - , Dresden University of Technology (Author)
  • Andres Catena - , University of Granada (Author)
  • Jose J. Canas - , University of Granada (Author)
  • Boris M. Velichkovsky - , Chair of Engineering Psychology and Applied Cognitive Research, National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute), Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russian Research Centre Kurchatov Institute (Author)
  • Susana Martinez-Conde - , Barrow Neurological Institute, Stony Brook University (Author)


Driver fatigue is a common cause of car accidents. Thus, the objective detection of driver fatigue is a first step toward the effective management of fatigue-related traffic accidents. Here, we investigated the effects of driving time, a common inducer of driver fatigue, on the dynamics of fixational eye movements. Participants drove for 2 h in a virtual driving environment while we recorded their eye movements. Microsaccade velocities decreased with driving time, suggesting a potential effect of fatigue on microsaccades during driving.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)599-605
Number of pages7
JournalExperimental brain research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2015

External IDs

PubMed 25417191
ORCID /0000-0002-6673-9591/work/142659372
Scopus 84922102152


Sustainable Development Goals


  • Advanced driver assistance systems, Fatigue, Main sequence, Neuroergonomics, Road safety, Sleepiness

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