Mechanics of the eye movement: Geometry of the listing space

Ashoka D. Polpitiyat, Clyde F. Martin, Bijoy K. Ghosh, Wijesooriya P. Dayawansa

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There is physiological evidence to support the thesis that all saccadic eye movements obey Listing's law, which states that eye orientations form a subset consisting of rotation matrices of which the axes are orthogonal to the normal gaze direction. Here we analyze the geometry of this restricted configuration space (referred to as the Listing space). We also compare distances eye needs to travel subject to the Listing's law with geodesic distances in the rotation group.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-328
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the American Control Conference
StatePublished - 2004
EventProceedings of the 2004 American Control Conference (AAC) - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Jun 30 2004Jul 2 2004


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