Vestibular System.

Vestibular System Part 1: Basic Mechanisms

Editors: Kornhuber, H.H. (Ed.)

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The details of the receptor mechanism are not yet fully understood for any sensory system. However, sufficient data are available (for the vestibular system and for other systems) to permit meaningful tracking of the sensory messages through the nervous system and via conscious experience. The reception, process­ ing, storage and output of information in man and other animals, as done by means of receptors, neurons, secretory cells and muscle fibers, are collectively referred to as mind. Sensory physiologists tend to disbelieve in extrasensory perception. Sensory physiology in general is an area upon which different sciences and methods converge. Anatomists, physiologists, psychologists, physicists, chemists, and engineers have made important contributions to sensory physiology. What is special about vestibular physiology is the fact that many research workers are clinicians, living under the constant pressure of their patient's demands. This is a disadvantage when it comes to writing handbooks, but an advantage for the pa­ tient, since research is guided by clinical practice and can be quickly applied. Modern methods, such as recording from single nerve units and the correlation of electrophysiological and psychophysical data, have greatly contributed to our knowledge, yet the study of lesions is still important, especially in the vestibular field.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Kornhuber, H. H.

    Pages 3-14

  • The Perception of Gravity and of Angular Acceleration in Invertebrates

    Markl, H.

    Pages 17-74

  • Comparative Morphology and Physiology

    Lowenstein, O. E.

    Pages 75-120

  • Morphology of the Vestibular Sense Organ

    Wersäll, J. (et al.)

    Pages 123-170

  • The Functional Significance of Semicircular Canal Size

    Jones, G. Melvill

    Pages 171-184

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Vestibular System Part 1: Basic Mechanisms
Editors
  • H.H. Kornhuber
Series Title
Vestibular System.
Series Volume
6 / 1
Copyright
1974
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag, Berlin · Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-65942-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-65942-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-65944-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 676
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