Saccadic dysmetria induced by transient functional decoration of the cerebellar vermis

Saccadic dysmetria is seen in patients with cerebellar diseases as well as in monkeys whose vermis and fastigial nucleus are experimentally lesioned. We investigated the oculomotor signs of the vermis by blocking cerebellar impulses with bicuculline injections into the fastigial nucleus. The oculomotor abnormalities associated with the bicuculline treatment… (More)