Blinking FAQs:

Q: Is blinking a semi-autonomic rapid closing of the eyelid?

A: Yes.

Q: Is blinking dry or irritated eyes?

A: Yes, and it is most likely that it is controlled by a "blinking center" of the globus pallidus of the lenticular nucleus—a body of nerve cells between the base and outer surface of the brain.

Q: Is blinking conducted in the pre-motor brain stem and happens without conscious effort?

A: Yes, and like breathing and digestion.

Q: Is blinking associated with Parkinson's disease?

A: Yes.