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Physiology of the Vestibular Organs

Jay M. Goldberg, Victor J. Wilson, Kathleen E. Cullen, Dora E. Angelaki, Dianne M. Broussard, Jean A. Büttner-Ennever, Kikuro Fukushima, and Lloyd B. Minor

in The Vestibular System: A Sixth Sense

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195167085
eISBN:
9780199932153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167085.003.0004
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

The vestibular organs monitor the motion of the head and the forces acting on it. Each semicircular canal measures the angular motion of the head around a single axis, while the three canals, given ... More


Perception of Liminal and Supraliminal Whole-Body Angular Motion

Alain J. Benson and Sally F. Brown

in The Head-Neck Sensory Motor System

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195068207
eISBN:
9780199847198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195068207.003.0076
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

Understanding the head-neck system involves knowledge about the sensitivity and dynamics of the ampullary receptors of the semicircular canals, the macular receptors of the otolith organs, and the ... More


Electronystagmography

Martin S. Gizzi and Jay A. Liveson

in Laboratory Reference for Clinical Neurophysiology

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195129243
eISBN:
9780199847792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195129243.003.0020
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques

Electronystagmography (ENG) is the study of the vestibular function of the eighth cranial nerves, along with their central connections. It depends, however, on intact oculomotor functions of the ... More


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