Functional connectivity in oculomotor movements

Yelda Alkan, Suril Gohel, Bharat B. Biswal, Tara L. Alvarez

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Neuroimaging via fMRI reveals that the neural networks behind the visual system are one of the most complex systems for processing information regarding the external world. Ocular movements can be classified as conjugate saccadic or disconjugate vergence eye movements. Motor learning is another highly complex function residing in the cortical and subcortical regions of the brain that utilizes both cognitive and motor regions. This study explores the neural activity and connectivity between regions of interests using a Granger-causality analysis. The primary findings of this investigation are 1) saccadic and vergence eye movements share common neural activity in terms of participation of cortical and subcortical regions 2) there are more influences / connections in vergence functional activity compared to saccadic activity and 3) there are more influences / interconnectivity during the prediction experimental sequence compared to the random tracking experiments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2010 IEEE 36th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC 2010
StatePublished - 2010
Event36th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC 2010 - New York, NY, United States
Duration: Mar 26 2010Mar 28 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2010 IEEE 36th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC 2010


Other36th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew York, NY

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering


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