The nature of normal blinking patterns

Acta Ophthalmol (Copenh). 1982 Jun;60(3):427-33. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-3768.1982.tb03034.x.


The blinking patterns of 20 normal subjects were examined under controlled experimental conditions. While the mean blink rate was 12.55 blinks/min, there were marked variations between individuals. As well, each subject displayed a characteristic pattern of blinking, mixing inter-blink periods of shorter and longer durations in a regular fashion.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Blinking*
  • Eyelids / physiology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Periodicity
  • Videotape Recording