Functional MRI of brain activation evoked by intentional eye blinking.

@article{Kato2003FunctionalMO,
  title={Functional MRI of brain activation evoked by intentional eye blinking.},
  author={Makoto Kato and Satoru Miyauchi},
  journal={NeuroImage},
  year={2003},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={749-59}
}
Eye blinking is not only a reflexive action to protect the ocular surface from injury and desiccation; it can also be done intentionally. However, only a few studies have investigated the brain mechanism controlling intentional blinking, and there are still inconsistencies among the reported activation patterns in the human brain evoked by intentional blinking. In monkeys, some areas where blinking is evoked by electrical microstimulation have been found in the premotor areas and in the… CONTINUE READING