The Vestibular System: Function and Morphology

The Vestibular System: Function and Morphology

by T. Gualtierotti (Editor)

Paperback(Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1981)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781461259046
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 11/03/2011
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1981
Pages: 548
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

1 Morphology.- 1. The Structure of the Vestibular Sensory Epithelia.- 2. The Afferent and Efferent Vestibular Pathways: Morphologic Aspects.- 3. Otolith Organ Receptor Morphology in Herring-like Fishes.- 4. Is the Growth of the Otolith Controlled by Its Weight?.- 5. Morphologic Observations of Human Otoconial Membranes.- 6. Vestibular Nuclei: Neuronal Loss in Mice with Otoconial Agenesis and Evidence of Right-Left Asymmetry.- 7. Central Projections to the Vestibular Nuclei From the Subparafascicular Region of the Rabbit.- 8. Vestibular Projections to the Monkey Thalamus and Rostral Mesencephalon: An Autoradiographic Study.- 9. Ionic Mechanisms in the Vestibular Apparatus: The Resting State.- 10. Centrally Originating Efferent Terminals on Hair Cells: Fact or Fancy?.- 2 Morphology and Function Interrelationship.- 11. Thick and Thin Mammalian Vestibular Axons: Afferent and Efferent Response Characteristics.- 12. Semicircular Canal Morphology and Function in Crabs.- 3 Vestibular Function.- 13. Functional Characteristics of Central Vestibular Neurons.- 14. The Influence of Duct and Utricular Morphology on Semicircular Canal Response.- 15. Mechanical Properties of Sensory Hairs in the Semicircular Canal Crista.- 16. A Species Comparison of Linear and Nonlinear Transfer Characteristics of Primary Afferents Innervating the Semicircular Canal.- 17. The Origin and Functional Significance of the Resting Activity and Peripheral Adaptation in the Vestibular System.- 18. Variability of the Spontaneous Firing Rate of Vestibular Receptors in a Stable, Controlled Bullfrog Preparation.- 19. The Comparative Sensitivity of Selected Receptor Systems.- 20. Horizontal Canal Afferent Dynamics Measured Using White Noise and Cross Spectral Analysis.- 21. Analysis of Horizontal Canal Afferent Dynamics Using White Noise and Sinusoids in the Barbiturate Anesthetized Cat.- 22. The Response of Primary Semicircular Canal Neurons to Angular Accelerations of Varying Magnitude.- 23. Dynamic Properties from Utricular Afferents.- 4 Visual-Vestibular Interactions.- 24. Visual and Vestibular Influences in Human Self-Motion Perception.- 25. Vestibular Neuron Response Alteration with Repeated Angular Acceleration.- 26. Responses of Neurons in the Vestibular Nuclei of Awake Squirrel Monkeys During Linear Acceleration.- 27. Visual Modulation of Otolith Responses: A Paradigm for the Study of Self-Motion Perception and its Neural Substrate.- 28. Cerebellectomy in Goldfish Prevents Adaptive Gain Control of the VOR without Affecting the Optokinetic System.- 29. Vestibular Nuclei Activity and Nystagmus in the Alert Monkey and Their Relation to Optokinetic and Vestibular Stimulation.- 30. The Influences of Head Orientation and Bilateral Semicircular Canal Plugs upon the Vertical Vestibuloocular Reflex of the Rabbit.- 31. Ewald’s Second Law of Labyrinthine Function and the Vestibuloocular Reflex.- 32. A Model for Visual-Vestibular Interaction.

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