Accession Number : AD0684346

Title :   A COMPARISON OF PRIMARY AND SECONDARY OPTOKINETIC NYSTAGMUS IN CAT AND MAN.

Descriptive Note : Progress rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY

Personal Author(s) : Wolfe,James W.

Report Date : 16 OCT 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : Optokinetic responses from 20 cats and 20 human subjects were compared under two different experimental conditions. Data indicate that cat and man possess completely different optokinetic responses: (1) cats show a well developed secondary optokinetic response, while humans do not; (2) humans show a directional preponderance in primary optokinetic nystagmus not found in cat; (3) marked adaptation of the primary optokinetic response was also characteristic of the human subjects. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NYSTAGMUS, RESPONSE(BIOLOGY)), STIMULATION(PHYSIOLOGY), CATS, HUMANS, CRANIAL NERVES, VISION, VELOCITY, ADAPTATION(PHYSIOLOGY)

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE