This chapter examines the manner in which higher level organisms accomplish eye movements. The chapter has twelve sections. Section A outlines the basic facts about eye movements. Sections B and C describe the role the brainstem and the superior colliculi play in the control of eye movements. In sections D and E the cortical control of eye movements is described. In section F the effects of brain lesions are examined. In section G the role of excitatory and inhibitory circuits plays in eye-movement generation is described. In section H the neural control of smooth pursuit eye movements is outlined. Section I describes the neural mechanisms involved in keeping the two eyes in register. Section J describes the mechanisms involved in eye-movement stabilization. Section K discusses eye movements that arise during sleep. Section L provides an overview of the circuits involved in eye movement control. Section M provides a summary.
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