The metabolic activation of the olivocerebellar pathway during binocular optokinetic stimulation was studied in the guinea pig, by means of the semiquantitative C-14-2-deoxyglucose (2DG) technique. The experimental group underwent binocular horizontal stimulation, whereas the control animals were either kept in the dark or allowed to view a stationary pattern. The local metabolic activity index in the dorsal cap of the inferior olive was higher on the side contralateral to the eye that had been stimulated in the temporonasal (T-N) direction in the horizontal group; in contrast, the floccular region showed higher activity on the side ipsilateral to the T-N-stimulated eye. These findings support the involvement of the olivocerebellar pathway in the horizontal optokinetic response. A phylogenetic hypothesis is suggested to explain inconsistent results found in the literature.

Olivofloccular circuit in oculomotor control: binocular optokinetic stimulation / Lui, Fausta; Benassi, Carlo; G., Biral; Corazza, Ruggero. - In: EXPERIMENTAL BRAIN RESEARCH. - ISSN 0014-4819. - STAMPA. - 125:(1999), pp. 211-216.

Olivofloccular circuit in oculomotor control: binocular optokinetic stimulation

LUI, Fausta;BENASSI, Carlo;CORAZZA, Ruggero
1999

Abstract

The metabolic activation of the olivocerebellar pathway during binocular optokinetic stimulation was studied in the guinea pig, by means of the semiquantitative C-14-2-deoxyglucose (2DG) technique. The experimental group underwent binocular horizontal stimulation, whereas the control animals were either kept in the dark or allowed to view a stationary pattern. The local metabolic activity index in the dorsal cap of the inferior olive was higher on the side contralateral to the eye that had been stimulated in the temporonasal (T-N) direction in the horizontal group; in contrast, the floccular region showed higher activity on the side ipsilateral to the T-N-stimulated eye. These findings support the involvement of the olivocerebellar pathway in the horizontal optokinetic response. A phylogenetic hypothesis is suggested to explain inconsistent results found in the literature.
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Olivofloccular circuit in oculomotor control: binocular optokinetic stimulation / Lui, Fausta; Benassi, Carlo; G., Biral; Corazza, Ruggero. - In: EXPERIMENTAL BRAIN RESEARCH. - ISSN 0014-4819. - STAMPA. - 125:(1999), pp. 211-216.
Lui, Fausta; Benassi, Carlo; G., Biral; Corazza, Ruggero
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