Visual tracking and the primate flocculus

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Science  19 Sep 1975:
Vol. 189, Issue 4207, pp. 1000-1002
DOI: 10.1126/science.1083068


Purkinje cells in the primate flocculus discharge specifically in relation to visual tracking, effectively generating a velocity profile of the target during pursuit. It is suggested that these neurons supply oculomotor centers with the velocity command signals needed to support pursuit eye movements.