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October 1986

Adaptive Mechanisms in Gaze Control

Arch Ophthalmol. 1986;104(10):1443-1445. doi:10.1001/archopht.1986.01050220037015

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The potential for the brain to adapt, by adjustment of central nervous system pathways to lesions in the nervous system, represents one of the most fascinating, yet least understood, areas of brain research today.

The phenomenon of adaptive plasticity is not, however, a mere curiosity of brain function but rather an important fundamental property of the normal brain to integrate sensorimotor system interaction and match it in response to the changing external environment of the outside physical world.

How the brain adapts to control the position of the eye in space, ie, gaze, is the subject of this book in the new series Reviews on Oculomotor Research. The volume is a masterly review of current facts and theories, edited by two leading experts, A. Berthoz, Laboratoire de Physiologie, Neurosensorielle du CNRS, Paris, and G. Melvill Jones, Aerospace Medical Research Unit, McGill University, Montreal. A prestigious international faculty has contributed a

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