Three dimensional eye movement analysis during off vertical axis rotation in human subjects.

T. Yagi, E. Kamura, A. Shitara


Three dimensional analysis of eye movements during OVAR was performed in 37 healthy human subjects using the computerized image recognition technique developed by us. The modulation component of eye movement was observed in all three components (horizontal, vertical and torsional), whereas the bias component was only clearly seen in the horizontal eye movement. The phase lag of the torsional component was quite consistent with a small variation between each subject with respect to the head position. The phase of vertical eye movement was, however, less consistent compared to that of the horizontal and torsional eye movements. From these results, in human subjects, there should be some differences in the dynamic function of the otolith system compared to that observed in monkeys.

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