2. Interaction between sensory signals and intrinsic locomotor commands
Spinal central pattern generator network-derived signals induce eye movements that compensate for visual image motion during locomotor activity. At the same time passive body movements induced by locomotion activate the vestibular system, which in turn causes compensatory eye movements through vestibulo-ocular reflexes. Using intracellular recordings coupled with multiple-unit activity of extraocular motor nerves and spinal roots, we aim to understand how and where the integration of both signals occurs in the central nervous system.