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Nystagmus is an oscillatory pattern of eye movements, characterized by slow phases that attempt to track relative motion of the visual field in order to stabilize vision, interrupted by fast phases in the opposite direction which move the eyes to select and begin tracking a new point. Vestibular nystagmus is produced as the normal compensatory response to head/world motion via vestibular stimulation. It can also result from peripheral vestibular or central neural injury.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Neuroscience
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9780080450469
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009


  • Clinical diagnosis
  • Neural integrator
  • Oculomotor
  • Optokinetic
  • Otolith organs
  • Semicircular canals
  • VOR
  • Velocity storage
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibular

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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