Accession Number:

AD0784128

Title:

The Generation of Saccadic Eye Movements in Vestibular Nystagmus,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FLYING PERSONNEL RESEARCH COMMITTEE LONDON (ENGLAND)

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Report Date:

1973-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

A model has been developed for the mechanism of saccadic generation in the vestibulo-ocular reflex arc, in an attempt to explain variations in the pattern of nystagmic response to vestibular stimulation. The model has been developed using an analogue computer and an attempt has been made to relate the system to the known physiological evidence. The response of the model has been compared with results from experiments on human subjects, and satisfactory agreement has been obtained in conditions appropriate to stimulation of the canals by both periodic and transient angular accelerations and further, to stimulation of the utricular maculae by linear acceleration. The model effectively simulates the changes in frequency and duration of slow phase and saccadic eye movements observed in experiments. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE