Loss of exploratory vertical saccades after unilateral frontal eye field damage

Pflugshaupt, T; Nyffeler, T; von Wartburg, R; Hess, C W; Müri, R M (2008). Loss of exploratory vertical saccades after unilateral frontal eye field damage. Journal of neurology, neurosurgery and psychiatry, 79(4), pp. 474-7. London: BMJ Publishing Group 10.1136/jnnp.2007.132290

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Despite their relevance for locomotion and social interaction in everyday situations, little is known about the cortical control of vertical saccades in humans. Results from microstimulation studies indicate that both frontal eye fields (FEFs) contribute to these eye movements. Here, we present a patient with a damaged right FEF, who hardly made vertical saccades during visual exploration. This finding suggests that, for the cortical control of exploratory vertical saccades, integrity of both FEFs is indeed important.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Neurology

UniBE Contributor:

Pflugshaupt, Tobias; Nyffeler, Thomas; von Wartburg, Roman; Hess, Christian Walter and Müri, René Martin

ISSN:

0022-3050

ISBN:

17951279

Publisher:

BMJ Publishing Group

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:55

Last Modified:

04 May 2014 23:16

Publisher DOI:

10.1136/jnnp.2007.132290

PubMed ID:

17951279

Web of Science ID:

000254044600031

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/23312 (FactScience: 41263)

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