Saccadic and smooth pursuit eye movements: computational modeling of a common inhibitory mechanism in brainstem.

@article{Rahafrooz2008SaccadicAS,
  title={Saccadic and smooth pursuit eye movements: computational modeling of a common inhibitory mechanism in brainstem.},
  author={Amir Rahafrooz and Ali Fallah and Amir Homayoun Jafari and Fatemeh Bakouie and Sareh Zendehrouh and Shahriar Gharibzadeh},
  journal={Neuroscience letters},
  year={2008},
  volume={448 1},
  pages={84-9}
}
The oculomotor system coordinates different types of eye movements in order to orient the visual axis, including saccade and smooth pursuit,. It was traditionally thought that the premotor pathways for these different eye movements are largely separate. In particular, a group of midline cells in the pons called omnipause neurons were considered to be part of only the saccadic system. Recent experimental findings have shown activity modulation of these brainstem premotor neurons during both… CONTINUE READING