Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Head-Neck Sensory Motor System$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

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

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 20 April 2019

Mechanisms of Gaze Control and Eye-Head Coupling in the Cat Whose Head is Unrestrained

Mechanisms of Gaze Control and Eye-Head Coupling in the Cat Whose Head is Unrestrained

Chapter:
(p.516) Chapter 81 Mechanisms of Gaze Control and Eye-Head Coupling in the Cat Whose Head is Unrestrained
Source:
The Head-Neck Sensory Motor System
Author(s):

Daniel Guitton

Douglas P. Munoz

Henrietta L. Galiana

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195068207.003.0081

There is evidence supporting the existence of common driver signals to the eye and head motor systems. Moreover, there are observations related to the broad mosaic of movement strategies in head-free gaze shifts. In this chapter, the experimental observations that probe the degree of coupling between the eye and head motor systems during gaze shifts made by the head-free cat are reviewed. The authors consider different experimental paradigms which could affect the metrics of saccades in head-fixed animals. The covariation of eye and head movement metrics in different behavioral tasks is discussed here, as well as the evidence that eye motor signals drive head motion.

Keywords:   gaze control, eye-head coupling, head-free cat, experimental paradigms, head motor systems, gaze

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .