Procedural learning: VOR

Kathleen E. Cullen, Diana E. Mitchell

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Motor learning allows us to develop new skills, such as mastering a tennis serve, and also ensures the accuracy of simpler reflex behaviors. One such example is the vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR), which functions to stabilize images on the retina. The VOR displays impressive adaptation to changes in environmental requirements, such as those imposed by wearing a new pair of eyeglasses. The VOR neural circuitry is relatively simple, making it an excellent model system to link adaptive modification of circuit function to motor behavior. This chapter reviews behavioral, electrophysiological, and lesion studies that have advanced our understanding of VOR motor learning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Curated Reference Collection in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology
PublisherElsevier Science Ltd.
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9780128093245
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Adaptation
  • Coding
  • Compensation
  • Consolidation
  • Efference copy
  • Eye movements
  • LTD
  • Memory
  • Motor systems
  • Multimodal
  • Plasticity
  • Synaptic plasticity
  • Vestibular system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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