The optokinetic response in zebrafish and its applications.

  title={The optokinetic response in zebrafish and its applications.},
  author={Ying-Yu Huang and Stephan C. F. Neuhauss},
  journal={Frontiers in bioscience : a journal and virtual library},
The optokinetic response (OKR) is a stereotyped eye movement in response to movement in he surround. The OKR serves to stabilize the visual image on the retina, and allows for high resolution vision. Due to its high selection value, all vertebrates display this basic behavior. Here, we review the properties of the OKR with a focus on the zebrafish, including methodological aspects of measuring eye movements in small larvae. The genetic amenabilities of the zebrafish model permit the use of this… 

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