Dynamics of abducens nucleus neurons in the awake rabbit.

  title={Dynamics of abducens nucleus neurons in the awake rabbit.},
  author={John S. Stahl and John I. Simpson},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  volume={73 4},
1. We recorded abducens neurons, identified by electrical stimulation as internuclear neurons or motoneurons, in awake rabbits. The relationship of firing rate to eye movement was determined from responses during stable fixations, sinusoidal rotation in the light (0.05-0.8 Hz), and triangular optokinetic stimulation at 0.1 Hz. 2. All abducens neurons were excited during temporal movement of the ipsilateral eye. Temporal and nasal saccades were associated with bursts or pauses, respectively, in… CONTINUE READING