Motor learning in the binocular tracking system

L. Herrera, T. L. Alvarez, A. Daftari, J. L. Semmlow

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Motor learning is the ability that the brain utilizes to optimize a task. The human brain has the ability to change its motor control strategy with the use of memory and learning. This study analyzed the latency of convergent and divergent eye movements from a predictable and nonpredictable stimulus. Two stimulus types, a single frequency sinusoidal wave and a multi frequency sinusoidal wave, were presented to the subject. The subject was asked to track the target and data were collected utilizing an eye movement monitor. The goal of the study was to determine If the feedback portion of the vergence system changed as a result of learning. Results show that the response-timing Index decreases and movements can occur before stimulus onset when learning Is utilized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE 29th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference
EditorsStanley Reisman, Richard Foulds, Bruno Mantilla
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)0780377672
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003
Event29th IEEE Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBC 2003 - Newark, United States
Duration: Mar 22 2003Mar 23 2003

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC
ISSN (Print)1071-121X
ISSN (Electronic)2160-7001


Other29th IEEE Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBC 2003
CountryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering


  • Biomedical engineering
  • Calibration
  • Delay
  • Feedback
  • Frequency
  • Humans
  • Monitoring
  • Oscilloscopes
  • Surgery
  • Target tracking

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