Meaning of vestibulo-ocular reflex in English:

vestibulo-ocular reflex

Pronunciation /vɛˌstɪbjʊləʊˈɒkjʊlə/


  • The reflex by which the direction of the eyes remains constant when the head is moved.

    ‘He distinguished two types of compensatory movements: the vestibulo-ocular reflex and the optokinetic response, both of which compensate for head movement.’
    • ‘This light-headedness could indirectly have effects of vestibulo-spinal and vestibulo-ocular reflexes.’
    • ‘Situations involving involuntary movements of the head where vestibulo-ocular reflexes are important to control eye position are given in section 5 above.’
    • ‘Continuous acquisition and measurement of vestibulo-ocular reflexes can be realised real-time by eye-tracking.’
    • ‘The vestibulo-ocular reflex ensures best vision during head motion by moving the eyes contrary to the head to stabilize the line of sight in space.’