gaze

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gaze

the ‘look’, or viewpoint, inherent in particular cultural products. The concept originated in an article, ‘Visual pleasure and narrative cinema’ (Mulvey, 1975), which appeared in the critical film journal, Screen. Mulvey suggested that since most films are made by males, the ‘gaze’ of films is usually to objectify women – voyeuristically and stereotypically – from the point of view of the male spectator. Subsequently, the term has been used in related ways, for example, to refer more widely to the FEMALE GAZE.
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The MLF is necessary for horizontal conjugate gaze. For conjugate horizontal eye movements to occur, motor neuron axons from the abducens nucleus innervate the ipsilateral lateral rectus muscle, causing abduction.
Other cranial nerves less frequently involved are oculomotor, trigeminal and hypoglossal nerve resulting in conjugate gaze palsy, paralysis and hypoplasia of the tongue.
Wernicke's encephalopathy is characterized by nystagmus, abducens and conjugate gaze palsy, gait ataxia and mental confusion.