Functional MRI Studies into the Neuroanatomical Basis of the Eye Movements
Humans make eye movements to ensure proper processing of visual information. The study of eye movement control provides a window to the brain and can tell us how the brain processes information from the environment. Abnormal eye movement behavior can provide information about the functional deficits in certain parts of the brain. Moreover, eye movements are relatively easy to measure and the environment in which they are made is easy to manipulate. This thesis presents five studies on the neuronal basis of human eye movement control investigated by functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). This chapter provides a brief overview of the visual system, of eye movement behavior, and the techniques used in the experimental studies presented in this thesis.
|Keywords||MRI scans, imaging, visual information|
|Promotor||Krestin, G.P. (Gabriel)|
|Publisher||Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam|
Tam, C.K.L.. (2009, January 7). Functional MRI Studies into the Neuroanatomical Basis of the Eye Movements. Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/14323