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Eye Movements: Physiological

The physiology of eye movements refers to the brain regions and the connections between nerve cells in the various parts of the brain that are responsible for controlling how we aim and move our eyes. Because vision starts at the retina and the retina is attached to the back of the eye, visual perception depends on the proper operation of these brain circuits for eye movements.

If you have experienced how confusing it is to watch movies taken with a shaky camera, then you can readily appreciate how the ability to see and perceive the world depends on how the eyes are held and moved. Accordingly, one class of brain mechanisms, present in a wide variety of species, is responsible for keeping the eyes stabilized with ...

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