Accession Number : AD0717802

Title :   Characterics of Neural Transmission from the Semicircular Canal to the Vestibular Nuclei of Cats,

Corporate Author : MCGILL UNIV MONTREAL (QUEBEC) AVIATION MEDICAL RESEARCH UNIT

Personal Author(s) : Jones,G. Melville ; Milsum,J. H.

Report Date : 11 SEP 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : It has been shown that the mechanical response of a semicircular canal to rotational stimulation is such that within a limited range of stimulus conditions the angular displacement of endolymph in the canal circuit is directly related to the angular velocity of rotation. The present study examines the dynamic response of neurones in the vestibular nuclei of cats exposed to sinusoidal rotational stimulation over a range of frequencies (0.25-1.7 Hz), presumed to lie within the domain of angular velocity transduction by the end-organ hydrodynamics.

Descriptors :   (*NERVE CELLS, *SEMICIRCULAR CANALS), (*VESTIBULAR APPARATUS, NERVE CELLS), NERVOUS SYSTEM, RESPONSE(BIOLOGY), STIMULATION(PHYSIOLOGY), ROTATION, PHYSIOLOGY, CANADA

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE