EYE MOVEMENTS

are the result of both contraction and the relaxation of the extrinsic muscles which surround the eyes. These movements allow our 'binocular' vision, fixation of stationary targets, smooth - pursuit movements and even vestibular nystagmus.

EYE MOVEMENTS: "A variety of muscles which both surround and are found within the structure of the human eyes are responsible for the eyes movements."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "EYE MOVEMENTS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/eye-movements/ (accessed August 24, 2019).
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