Present concepts of oculomotor organization

Prog Brain Res. 2006;151:1-42. doi: 10.1016/S0079-6123(05)51001-X.

Abstract

This chapter gives an introduction to the oculomotor system, thus providing a framework for the subsequent chapters. This chapter describes the characteristics, and outlines the structures involved, of the five basic types of eye movements, for gaze holding ("neural integrator") and eye movements in three dimensions (Listing's law, pulleys).

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Basal Ganglia / anatomy & histology
  • Basal Ganglia / physiology
  • Cats
  • Cerebellum / anatomy & histology
  • Cerebellum / physiology
  • Cerebral Cortex / anatomy & histology
  • Cerebral Cortex / physiology
  • Convergence, Ocular / physiology
  • Eye Movements / physiology*
  • Haplorhini
  • Humans
  • Neural Pathways / anatomy & histology*
  • Neural Pathways / physiology
  • Nystagmus, Optokinetic / physiology
  • Pursuit, Smooth / physiology
  • Reflex, Vestibulo-Ocular / physiology
  • Reticular Formation / anatomy & histology
  • Reticular Formation / physiology
  • Saccades / physiology
  • Superior Colliculi / anatomy & histology
  • Superior Colliculi / physiology
  • Thalamus / anatomy & histology
  • Thalamus / physiology