An fMRI investigation in oculomotor learning through vergence eye movements

Jillian Nguyen, Yelda Alkan, Bharat Biswal, Bassem Gayed, Jin Han Sang, John L. Semmlow, Tara L. Alvarez

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Binocular dysfunction in today's population is expected to become an increasing problem as technological advances rely on near work, such as computer related activities. With an inability to fixate on an object, oculomotor learning within the vergence system must be understood to facilitate therapies for individuals with binocular dysfunction. Using fMRI to study oculomotor learning, cortical areas of the brain are to be located that are associated with motor learning in vergence eye movements. Preliminary data from two subjects show cortical activity in the occipital gyrus, V5/ MT, somatosensory area, and dorsolateral prefrontal cortex which are correlated to motor learning when prediction is utilized by vergence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication33rd Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference - Engineering Innovations in Life Sciences and Healthcare, NEBC
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)1424410339, 9781424410330
StatePublished - 2007
Event33rd Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBC - Stony Brook, NY, United States
Duration: Mar 10 2007Mar 11 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC
ISSN (Print)1071-121X


Other33rd Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBC
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityStony Brook, NY

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemical Engineering


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