The behavior of the vestibulo-ocular reflex at high velocities of head rotation

Philip D. Pulaski, David S. Zee, David A. Robinson

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Abstract

The behavior of the vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) during both passive and active, high-velocity head movements was recorded in three normal subjects. We found that the VOR is compensatory for head velocities up to at least 350 deg·s-1, during both active and passive head rotation provided there is an attempt to visualize a real (or imagined) stationary object in space. Slow phase velocities, however, could reach values as high as 500 deg·s-1. Furthermore, during passive rotation at high velocities, the quick phase trajectory is modified - indicating an interaction between the slow phase and quick phase eye velocity commands.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-165
Number of pages7
JournalBrain research
Volume222
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 5 1981

Keywords

  • gain
  • high velocity saturation
  • quick phases
  • vestibulo-ocular reflex

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Molecular Biology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Developmental Biology

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