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The Head-Neck Sensory Motor System$
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Alain Berthoz, Werner Graf, and P. P. Vidal

Print publication date: 1992

Print ISBN-13: 9780195068207

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195068207.001.0001

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Eye Movements and Visual-Vestibular Interactions during Linear Head Motion

Eye Movements and Visual-Vestibular Interactions during Linear Head Motion

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(p.479) Chapter 75 Eye Movements and Visual-Vestibular Interactions during Linear Head Motion
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The Head-Neck Sensory Motor System
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Gary D. Paige

David L. Tomko

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195068207.003.0075

Reflex eye movements occur during linear head movements to maintain ocular fixation on visual targets. Some theoretical considerations and experimental findings are presented in this chapter to support a compensatory role for the LVOR. The discussion is limited to primates since their visual-vestibular interactions and target fixation are improved by binocular foveate vision and depth perception. It is concluded that three LVORS — the horizontal response to IA motion, the vertical response to DV motion, and both the horizontal and vertical responses to 5 Hz NO motion — show characteristics consistent with the kinematics of ideal compensatory eye movements that help maintain stable “target” fixation.

Keywords:   vision, head movements, visual-vestibular interactions, depth perception, eye movements, visual targets, target fixation

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