Gaze changing behaviour in head restrained monkey

Exp Brain Res. 1984;53(2):349-56. doi: 10.1007/BF00238165.


The electromyographic activity of neck muscles and head torque were recorded in the alert, head-fixed rhesus monkeys together with the horizontal component of eye movements during pursuit movements, scanning movement and vestibular stimulation in darkness. A strong correlation between head torque and the horizontal component of eye position was demonstrated during these three different experimental situations. These conjugate head and eye movements are accompanied by a specific change in the timing of neck neuromuscular activation.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Acoustic Stimulation
  • Animals
  • Darkness
  • Eye Movements*
  • Female
  • Head
  • Immobilization
  • Macaca mulatta
  • Movement
  • Muscles / innervation*
  • Neck
  • Restraint, Physical