The Vestibulo-Ovular Reflex

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Identifier 19860224_nanos_smoothpursuitsympos_05
Title The Vestibulo-Ovular Reflex
Creator Lisberger, Stephen G
Subject Vestibulo-Ocular Reflex; ; Smooth Eye Movement; Retinal Images; Vestibular Nystagmus; Plasticity of Vestibulo-Ocular; Vestibulo-Cerebellum
Description Each time we turn our heads, the vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) generates a smooth eye movement that is equal in amplitude and opposite in direction to the head movement. As a result, the eyes remain stationary with respect to the world, and the images from the stationary surroundings remain relatively stationary on the retina. It is extremely important for visual acuity that the VOR perform accurately. We are always turning our heads, either as part of an effort to look at a target, or involuntarily as we move through the world. Indeed, there are small head oscillations at all times, even if we attempt to hold our head still. If these head turns resulted in image motion across the retina at speeds of greater than 2 to 3 deg/s, visual acuity would be reduced.
Relation is Part of Smooth Pursuit Symposium
Contributor Primary Sharpe, James A
Contributor Secondary Wirtschafter, Jonathan D
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Format Creation application/pdf
Source 1986 North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society Annual Meeting
Rights Management Copyright 1986. For further information regarding the rights to this collection, please visit:
Holding Institution North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Association. NANOS Executive Office 5841 Cedar Lake Road, Suite 204, Minneapolis, MN 55416
Collection Neuro-ophthalmology Virtual Education Library: NOVEL
Language eng
ARK ark:/87278/s6tt7xnk
Setname ehsl_novel_nam
ID 183552
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