Information Processing Underlying Gaze Control covers the proceedings of the Satellite Workshop to the 16th European Neuroscience Association. The book presents materials concerning the computational properties of neuronal circuits underlying gaze control. The book contains 44 papers, which are organized into seven sections. The first section deals with the morphology and physiology of extraocular motor nuclei. Section II tackles the anatomo-functional organization of the saccadic system, and Section III covers the vestibular and otolithic systems. Section IV discusses the optokinetic and smooth pursuit systems, while Section V talks about other sensory systems involved in the control of oculomotor function. Section VI covers the role of cerebellum in the genesis and control of eye movements, and Section VII tackles the coordination of eye, head, and body movements. The text will be of great use to researchers who have an interest in gaze control.

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Preface Section I: Morphology and Physiology of Extraocular Motor Nuclei 1. The Anatomy of the Vestibulo-Ocular System in Lampreys 2. Excitatory Amino Acid Receptors and Synaptic Transmission in Rat Extraocular Motoneurons 3. Effects of the APV Injection into the Abducens and the Prepositus Hypoglossi Nuclei on the Generation of Eye Position Signal 4. Lateral Rectus Muscle Paralysis Induced by Botulinum Toxin: Effects on Abducens Motoneuron Discharge Characteristics 5. Differential Response of Abducens Intemuclear Neurons to Selective Target Removal and Electrolytic Lesion in Adult Cats Section II: Anatomo-Functional Organization of the Saccadic System 6. Compensation for Perturbations of Gaze and Role of Vestibular Signals in Gaze Control 7. On the 3-Dimensional Rapid Eye Movement Generator in the Monkey 8. Changes of Listing's Plane under Physiological and Pathological Conditions 9. On the Role of Goldfish Optic Tectum in the Generation of Eye Movements 10. Collicular Control of Saccades by the Prepositus Feedback Loop 11. Saccadic Reaction times to Fully Predictive and Random Visual Targets during Gap and Non-Gap Paradigms 12. Positron Emission Tomographic Studies of Saccadic Eye Movements in Healthy Humans 13. A Neural Computation: Spatial to Temporal Transformation 14. Nonlinearities in the Saccadic System and Efferent Feedback to the Collicular Motor Map Section III: Vestibular and Otolithic Systems 15. Neuroactive Amino Acids in Vestibular Afferents 16. Pharmacological Properties of Medial Vestibular Neurones in the Guinea-Pig: An In Vitro Study 17. Type I Second-Order Medial Vestibular Neurons in the Head-Fixed Guinea-Pig during Alertness and following Adaptation 18. Input Patterns from Six Semicircular Canals to Neck Motoneurons of the Multifidus and the Semispinalis Muscle Groups 19. Inhibitory Vertical Canal Inputs Mediated by Spinal Commis


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