Cervico-ocular Reflexes with and without Simultaneous Vestibular Stimulation in Rabbits

Neal H. Barmack, Pierangelo Errico, Aldo Ferraresi, Vito E. Pettorossi

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Abstract

The horizontal cervico-ocular reflex (HCOR) comprises compensatory eye movements that are evoked by rotation of the body about the fixed head. This head goes together with the horizontal vestibulo-ocular reflex (HVOR) in the sense that a counterclockwise rotation of the body about the fixed head evokes a counter clockwise compensatory eye movement. This counterclockwise eye movement is evoked if the head and body are rotated in a clockwise direction or if the head is rotated clockwise about the body. The gain of the HCOR is maximal for relatively low-frequency stimuli. In addition to the compensatory slow-phase eye movement, the HCOR is depicted by a fast-phase eye movement that is compensatory as well.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Head-Neck Sensory Motor System
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199847198
ISBN (Print)9780195068207
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 22 2012

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Keywords

  • Eye movement
  • Horizontal cervico-ocular reflex
  • Horizontal vestibulo-ocular reflex
  • Low-frequency stimuli
  • Simultaneous vestibular stimulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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Barmack, N. H., Errico, P., Ferraresi, A., & Pettorossi, V. E. (2012). Cervico-ocular Reflexes with and without Simultaneous Vestibular Stimulation in Rabbits. In The Head-Neck Sensory Motor System Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195068207.003.0030