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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-Head Coordination in Oblique Gaze Shifts in Cats

Eye-Head Coordination in Oblique Gaze Shifts in Cats

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(p.526) Chapter 83 Eye-Head Coordination in Oblique Gaze Shifts in Cats
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The Head-Neck Sensory Motor System
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André Roucoux

Marc Crommelinck

and Liliane Borel

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195068207.003.0083

This chapter focuses on the discussion of the characteristics of neck muscle command signals and the descriptions of the aspects of head movement trajectories, eye saccades, and the coordination in visually triggered oblique gaze shifts by trained cats. The methods in the eye and head movement recording and the training procedure and experimental paradigm are presented. The results of the activity are explained in detail in this chapter, including (1) the timing of the neck muscle discharge as a function of the orientation of the head movement and (2) the temporal aspects of eye-head component coordination.

Keywords:   trajectories, eye saccades, eye-head coordination, oblique gaze, neck muscle, signals, command signals

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