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At LiveScience: How our eyes move in perfect synchrony

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To prevent double vision, the brain exploits a feedback system, which it uses to finely tune the lengths of the muscles controlling the eyes. This produces phenomenally precise eye movements, Guyton said.

Each eye has six muscles regulating its movement in different directions, and each one of those muscles must be triggered simultaneously in both eyes for them to move in unison, according to a 2005 review in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. “It’s actually quite amazing when you think about it,” Guyton told Live Science.

Bemjamin Plackett, “Why eyes move together” at LiveScience

Hat tip: Philip Cunningham

2 Replies to “At LiveScience: How our eyes move in perfect synchrony

  1. 1
    jawa says:

    Just by lucky accident. 🙂

  2. 2
    martin_r says:


    and another lucky accident designed sophisticated image stabilization,

    so called vestibulo-ocular reflex.

    “The reflex acts to stabilize images on the retinas of the eye during head movement, holding gaze is held steadily on a location, by producing eye movements in the direction opposite to head movement”

    All Darwinian clowns should see a doctor. The sooner the better.

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