Comparative aspects of horizontal ocular reflexes and their cerebellar adaptive control in vertebrates

Comp Biochem Physiol C Comp Pharmacol Toxicol. 1991;98(1):221-8.


1. Vestibuloocular reflex and optokinetic eye movement response are ocular reflexes conjointly subserving stability of retinal images. 2. These reflexes exhibit marked adaptability under sustained imposition of retinal errors. 3. Comparative studies in various vertebrate species reveal the importance of this adaptability as fundamental neural function based on plasticity of cerebellar synapses.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cerebellum / physiology*
  • Eye / innervation
  • Eye Movements / physiology*
  • Neural Pathways / physiology
  • Reflex / physiology
  • Species Specificity