Eye-head coupling in humans. II. Phasic components.

@article{AndreDeshays1991EyeheadCI,
  title={Eye-head coupling in humans. II. Phasic components.},
  author={Claudie Andre-Deshays and Michel Revel and Alain Berthoz},
  journal={Experimental brain research},
  year={1991},
  volume={84 2},
  pages={359-66}
}
A tonic coupling between the horizontal component of eye position and dorsal neck muscle activity has been demonstrated in animals and humans. In addition, a transient saccade related coupling has been found in animals. In order to investigate such a phasic component of the eye-head synergy in humans, we have recorded the activity of isolated motor units in the splenius muscle during large horizontal eye movements in head fixed subjects. Eye movement recording was achieved by conventional… CONTINUE READING

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