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Neuroanatomy of the Oculomotor System, Vol 151. Progress in Brain Research

  • ID: 1768651
  • Book
  • November 2005
  • 584 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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This volume in the Progress in Brain Research series features reviews on the functional neuroanatomy and connectivity of the brain areas involved in controlling eye movements. Oculomotor control of the eyes is now the subject of many research projects and advances in this field are relevant to understanding motor control in general.

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List of contributors
1. Present concepts of oculomotor organization
2. Biological Organization of the extraocular muscles
3. Sensory control of extraocular muscles
4. The extraocular motor nuclei: organization and functional neuroanatomy
5. The reticular formation
6. The anatomy of the vestibular nuclei
7. Nucleus Prepositus
8. Oculomotor Cerebellum
9. Inferior olive and oculomotor system
10. The oculomotor role of the pontine nuclei and the nucleus reticularis tegmenti pontis
11. The mammalian superior colliculus: laminar structure and connections
12. The Pretectum: connections and oculomotor-related roles
13. The accessory optic system: basic organization with an update on connectivity, neurochemistry and function
14. Oculomotor-related pathways of the basal ganglia
15. Cortico-cortical networks and cortico-subcortical loops for the higher control of eye movements
16. MRI and fMRI analysis of oculomotor function
17. Long descending motor tract axons and their control of neck and axial muscles
Subject index
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Büttner-Ennever, Jean A.
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