Accession Number:

AD0762818

Title:

A Model of Eye Movements Induced by Head Rotation,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MCGILL UNIV MONTREAL (QUEBEC) DRB AVIATION MEDICAL RESEARCH UNIT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-12-17

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

It is well known that head rotation will induce eye movements known as rotational nystagmus, the slow phase of which compensates for head rotation fairly well, and the quick phase of which takes place intermittently in the opposite direction to the preceding slow phase. From both frequency and transient responses, it is confirmed that the slow velocity is proportional to the output of the semicircular canal, the main transducer of head rotation. The relation between the canal output and the quick phase is also discussed. A simple model is proposed in which the quick phase and slow phase are separately generated. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE