Behavior of human horizontal vestibulo-ocular reflex in response to high-acceleration stimuli

Brain Res. 1989 Oct 9;499(1):153-6. doi: 10.1016/0006-8993(89)91145-1.


We studied the horizontal vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) during transient, high-acceleration (1900-7100 degrees/s2) head rotations in 4 human subjects. Such stimuli perturbed the angle of gaze and caused illusory movement of a viewed target (oscillopsia). The disturbance of gaze could be attributed to the latency of the VOR (which ranged from 6-15 ms) and inadequate compensatory eye rotations (median VOR gain ranged from 0.61-0.83).

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Acceleration*
  • Adult
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Reflex, Vestibulo-Ocular / physiology*
  • Rotation*