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[The validity of oculomotor laws].

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Schweizer Archiv für Neurologie und Psychiatrie (Zurich, Switzerland : 1985)
Publication Date
Volume
146
Issue
4
Pages
151–156
Identifiers
PMID: 8533056
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The three-dimensional search coil technique provides a tool to dynamically study the laws on ocular cyclotorsion, which have already been formulated for the static situation, i.e. visual fixations, around 1850. Precise eye movement recordings show that Donders' law and Listing's law can even be violated under physiological conditions, e.g. during saccades. Conversely, experimental lesions of the mesencephalic vertical-torsional pulse generator only lead to small disturbances of Listing's law. Case studies of patients with torsional eye movement disorders indicate that a number of different vestibular and ocular motor pathologies can lead to violations of Listing's law.

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