Accession Number : AD0752265

Title :   The Vestibular System of the Owl,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE AND CIVIL INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE DOWNSVIEW (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s) : Money,K. E. ; Correia,M. J.

Report Date : 02 SEP 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Owls have a curious variability in the postrotatory head nystagmus following abrupt angular deceleration. Owls can exhibit a remarkable head stability during angular movement of the body about any axis passing through the skull. The vestibular apparatus in the owl is bigger than in man, and a prominent crista neglecta is present. The tectorial membrane, the cupula, and the otolithic membranes of the utricle, saccule and lagena are all 'attached' to surfaces in addition to the surfaces bearing hair cells; these attachments are very substantial in the utricular otolithic membrane and in the cupula. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BIRDS, *VESTIBULAR APPARATUS), ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY, STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), MOMENTUM, NYSTAGMUS, PROPRIOCEPTION

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE