Expression of cupular dynamics while the macaque sleeps.


(1) The effect of brief periods of sleep on neural processing in the vestibulo-ocular reflex was studied in Macaca speciosa. (2) When sleep interrupted nystagmus during a modified Bárány spinning test, the time constant of mystagmus remained unchanged. (3) This finding shows that during light sleep the neural circuitry which generates a long nystagmus time constant from a short cupular time constant continues to function, even though nystagmus ceases.

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@article{Blair1980ExpressionOC, title={Expression of cupular dynamics while the macaque sleeps.}, author={Steven M. Blair}, journal={Electroencephalography and clinical neurophysiology}, year={1980}, volume={48 4}, pages={442-6} }