Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Vestibular SystemA Sixth Sense$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Jay M. Goldberg, Victor J. Wilson, Kathleen E. Cullen, Dora E. Angelaki, Dianne M. Broussard, Jean Buttner-Ennever, Kikuro Fukushima, and Lloyd B. Minor

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780195167085

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167085.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 22 October 2019

Vestibulo-Ocular Reflexes

Vestibulo-Ocular Reflexes

Chapter:
9 Vestibulo-Ocular Reflexes
Source:
The Vestibular System
Author(s):

Jay M. Goldberg

Victor J. Wilson

Kathleen E. Cullen

Dora E. Angelaki

Dianne M. Broussard

Jean A. Büttner-Ennever

Kikuro Fukushima

Lloyd B. Minor

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167085.003.0009

To maintain a clear and stable view of the environment, we use reflexes to rotate our eyes in a direction that is opposite to any head motion that occurs. The reflexes are driven by both vestibular and visual inputs. When the head rotates to the right, the angular vestibulo-ocular reflex causes the eyes to rotate to the left, such that gaze remains stable in space. If the head translates to the right, the translational vestibulo-ocular reflex can rotate the eyes to the left to compensate for the potential motion of the retinal images of near targets. These vestibulo-ocular reflexes operate in synergy with visuo-ocular reflexes, the best understood being optokinetic nystagmus. This chapter summarizes the basic properties of these reflexes, with an emphasis on behavioral observations.

Keywords:   angular vestibulo-ocular reflex, translational vestibulo-ocular reflex, optokinetic nystagmus, reflexes, 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 .