vestibuloocular reflex


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Related to vestibuloocular reflex: nystagmus, vestibulospinal reflex, Oculocephalic reflex

ves·tib·u·lo·oc·u·lar re·flex

generic term for the reflex influence of the vestibular system on extraocular motility manifest as nystagmus in clinical testing.

ves·tib·u·lo·oc·u·lar re·flex

(VOR) (ves-tib'yū-lō-ok'yū-lăr rē'fleks)
Reflexive adjustment of eye position that ensures a steady image when the head or body is moving.
Synonym(s): vestibular ocular reflex.
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(2001) Acute adaptation of the vestibuloocular reflex: signal processing by floccular and ventral parafloccular Purkinje cells.
Here, we critically review this translational approach in three well-characterized forms of learning: (1) the adaptation of the vestibuloocular reflex (VOR) and the smooth pursuit control, (2) the classical conditioning of the eyeblink, and (3) the plasticity of the sensory cutaneous envelope.
The contralateral innervation of the MR, taken with the ipsilateral innervation of the LR, has suggested that vertical axis second-order vestibuloocular reflex (VOR) pathways in elasmobranchs must be realized in another way than shown for most vertebrates in Figure 1 (7).