Anatomy and Physiology of the Saccade System

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Title Anatomy and Physiology of the Saccade System
Subject Saccades; Saccadic Eye Movements; Supranuclear Input
Description Saccades depend on a pulse-step firing pattern that allows an initiation of the saccade (pulse), and maintenance of the new eye position in space (step). This video explains the anatomical pathway for this type of activation. The burst cells, which lie in the PPRF, generate the pulse, while the nucleus prepositus hypoglossi and medial vestibular nuclei are responsible for integrating the pulse, yielding the step. Lesions of the pulse generator produce slow-to-no-saccades.
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Creator Robert B. Daroff, MD, Professor of Neurology, School of Medicine, CASE Western Reserve University, University Hospitals - Case Medical Center
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date 1991
Type Image/MovingImage
Source VHS
Contributor Secondary Ray Balhorn, Digital Video Compressionist
Rights Management Robert B. Daroff, MD, Copyright 2010. For further information regarding the rights to this collection, please visit
Holding Institution Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah, 10 N 1900 E, SLC, UT 84112-5890
Collection Neuro-ophthalmology Virtual Education Library: NOVEL
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Language eng
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ID 188460
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