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Proprioceptive Evoked Eye Movements

  • G. Schweigart
  • F. Botti
  • A. Lehmann
  • T. Mergner
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Abstract

Stimulation of neck afferents by torsion of the head relative to the trunk elicits the cervico-ocular reflex (COR; Barany 1906, 1918/19; Jürgens and Mergner 1989) and rotations of the lower trunk or the legs relative to the stationary upper body also elicit reflexive eye movements (Grahe 1926, Warabi 1978; Botti et al. 1995). We reevaluated these proprioceptive eye responses since their functional relevance was unknown so far.

Keywords

Proprioceptive Input Lower Trunk Proprioceptive Stimulus Cosine Bell Gain Behavior 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Schweigart
    • 1
  • F. Botti
    • 1
  • A. Lehmann
    • 1
  • T. Mergner
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyUniversity of FreiburgGermany

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