Eye Movements of the Dogfish


The eyes of a dogfish can be caused to move by bending the body of the fish in the absence of labyrinthine stimulation (Lyon, 1900). The labyrinthine system of the dogfish has provided a preparation that has often been used in studies of the labyrinthine control of eye movements (e.g. Maxwell, 1919). As the head of the dogfish is not stabilized, but swings from side to side during swimming so as continually to excite the labyrinthine organs, it seemed of interest to investigate the interaction of labyrinthine reflexes and body movements as they affected eye movements during swimming. In this study the eye movements of free-swimming dogfish have been recorded and classified, and various experiments have been carried out in order to determine the origin and the functions of some of these movements.

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@inproceedings{ACANTHI2005EyeMO, title={Eye Movements of the Dogfish}, author={SQUALUS ACANTHI and John Alexander Harris}, year={2005} }