Neural and mechanical factors in eye control.

  title={Neural and mechanical factors in eye control.},
  author={Hubert Misslisch and Doug Tweed},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  volume={86 4},
Soft tissue "pulleys" in the orbit alter the paths of the eye muscles in a way that may simplify the brain's work in implementing Listing's law, i.e., in holding ocular torsion at zero. But Listing's law does not apply to some oculomotor systems, such as the vestibuloocular reflex (VOR), which shows a different kinematic pattern. To explain this different pattern, some authors have assumed that the pulleys must adopt a different configuration, retracting along their muscles when the eye… CONTINUE READING