Pattern of extraocular muscle activation during reflex blinking

  title={Pattern of extraocular muscle activation during reflex blinking},
  author={Craig Evinger and Karen A. Manning},
  journal={Experimental Brain Research},
Studies in humans and rabbits suggest that cocontraction of extraocular muscles occurs with reflex and voluntary blinks. We determined the pattern of extraocular muscle activity elicited by blink-evoking visual and trigeminal stimuli by electromyographically recording antagonistic pairs of extraocular muscles in alert rabbits. In addition, we recorded the activity of antidromically identified oculomotor motoneurons in response to the same stimuli in alert rabbits. The data demonstrate that all… CONTINUE READING