oculomotor system

oc·u·lo·mo·tor sys·tem

that part of the central nervous system having to do with eye movements; it is composed of pathways connecting various regions of the cerebrum, brainstem, and ocular nuclei, using multisynaptic articulations.
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The three dimensional processing of VOR is allowed by the simultaneous function of the semicircular canals, otolith organs as well as the oculomotor system that is coordinated by the central nervous system.
Gradual increase in the power of the alpha rhythm with open eyes is a sign of the inhibitory condition of the oculomotor system. On the other hand, the increase in the power of the alpha rhythm may indicate a decrease in visual attention caused by the monotony of the FPI image.
Moreover, the oculomotor system is closely related to the above-mentioned factors and the signs of TTH in the following ways: Firstly, disturbances in the trochlear region cause orbital pain that can stimulate oculomotor muscles and disturb their dynamics [65].
Recognizing shapes, colors, or other people's emotions is facilitated significantly when the oculomotor system cooperates correctly with the brain.
Kornblum, "Speed and accuracy of saccadic eye movements: characteristics of impulse variability in the oculomotor system," Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, vol.
They speculated that in humans such neurological deficits might lead to impairment of the oculomotor system, accommodation, and pupillary light reflex (PLR).
It is known that oculomotor system is able to predict both position and velocity of occluded target for several hundred milliseconds [[1]].
(1997) The knowledge base of the oculomotor system. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London.
This circuit, the so-called oculomotor system, gives the command for rapid eye movement by way of special nerve cells that produce a short-lived succession of action potentials.
Along with a review of preventative measures, contributors explain age-related changes and diseases of the eyelid, optics, cornea, lens, extracellular matrix of the trabecular meshwork, glial and mobile cells in the Iris, vitreous, retina, retinal pigmented epithelium, choroid, lachrymal gland, and oculomotor system. Several articles cover aspects of macular degeneration, and other contributions give personal experiences and rehabilitation of low vision in the aged.
The choice of the fovea for fixation is based on the high quality of vision that is provided; the sensation of straight-ahead viewing; and the fact that the fovea is the zero point for the oculomotor system, thus maintaining fixation on the object of regard (Duke-Elder & Wybar, 1973).