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1. Most recording studies on the role of the monkey superior colliculus (SC) in eye movement generation have so far indicated that the code of the recruited population of cells is a fixed vector command representing the desired saccadic eye displacement vector, irrespective of the position of the eyes in the orbit. Experimental evidence from(More)
The integrity of the paramedian pontine reticular formation (PPRF) is necessary for the generation of rapid eye movements. The main saccade-related population is of the burst type with latencies between 0 and 40 ms preceding a saccade, and they can be divided into medium- and long-lead burst neurons. Burst neurons have predominantly spatially coded movement(More)
In three rhesus monkeys three-dimensional eye positions were measured with the dual search coil technique. Recordings of spontaneous eye movements were made in the light and in the dark, with the monkeys in different static roll or pitch positions. Eye positions were expressed as rotation vectors. In all static positions eye rotation vectors were confined(More)
1. In the alert monkey, 74 neurons in the vestibular nuclei were investigated during sinusoidal rotation about a vertical axis at frequencies between 0.003 and 0.5 Hz. Phase and gain were determined by a fast Fourier analysis program. 2. Phase advance, relative to turntable velocity, was small between 0.05 and 0.5 Hz. At lower frequencies phase advance(More)
1. In the alert monkey neuronal activity was recorded in the ventro-posterior nucleus (VP) of the thalamus in the dark during sinusoidal rotation over a frequency range from 0.01–1 Hz. 2. From 57 neurons 38 (67%) were activated with rotation to the ipsilateral side (type I) and 19 (33%) to the contralateral side (type II). The spontaneous activity was low(More)