The Nature of Normal Blinking Patterns

Carney, Leo G. & Hill, Richard M. (1982) The Nature of Normal Blinking Patterns. Acta Ophthalmologica, 60(3), pp. 427-433.


The blinking patterns of 20 normal subjects were examined under controlled experimental conditions. While the mean blink rate was 12.55 blinks/min, there were marked variations between individuals. As well, each subject displayed a characteristic pattern of blinking, mixing inter-blink periods of shorter and longer durations in a regular fashion.

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ID Code: 3096
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Blinking, Eyelids/, physiology, Adult, Female, Humans, Male, Periodicity, Research Support, U, S, Gov't, P, H, S, Videotape Recording
ISSN: 1395-3907
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1982 Blackwell Publishing
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Deposited On: 19 Jan 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2009 06:54

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