Recovery from Smooth Pursuit Impairments After Successive Unilateral and Bilateral Chemical Lesions in the Dorsolateral Pontine Nucleus of the Monkey

  • J. G. MayIII
  • E. L. Keller
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Primates have a well-developed ability to move their eyes accurately in order to track the motion of small moving objects. These tracking eye movements, which consist of both saccadic (fast) and smooth pursuit (slow) responses, are driven by target image motion across the retina. The resulting retinal image slip velocity or retinal error velocity (REV) has been shown to be an important visual signal used by the nervous system for the control of smooth pursuit eye movement (Lisberger and Westbrook 1985).


Smooth Pursuit Pontine Nucleus Pursuit Initiation Ibotenic Acid Pursuit Performance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. G. MayIII
    • 1
  • E. L. Keller
    • 1
  1. 1.The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research FoundationSan FranciscoUSA

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