Smooth Pursuit and Saccadic Eye Movements as Possible Indicators of Nighttime Sleepiness

@article{Porc1998SmoothPA,
  title={Smooth Pursuit and Saccadic Eye Movements as Possible Indicators of Nighttime Sleepiness},
  author={S. Porc{\`u} and Michele Ferrara and Luca Urbani and A. Bellatreccia and Maria Casagrande},
  journal={Physiology & Behavior},
  year={1998},
  volume={65},
  pages={437-443}
}
Sleepiness is associated with specific variations of spontaneous oculomotor activity. During nocturnal sleep onset periods and also during the Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT) a reduction of both rapid eye movements and blinks are recorded. In many operational contexts it might be even more relevant to assess whether and to what extent voluntary visual ocular control is affected by sleepiness due to sleep deprivation and time-of-day effects. In this study we evaluated, in a laboratory… CONTINUE READING
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