The Springer Handbook of Auditory Research presents a series of synthetic reviews of fundamental topics dealing with auditory systems. Each volume is independent and authoritative; taken as a set, this series will be the definitive resource in the field.
This volume contains a coherent collection of synthetic reviews on the vestibular system: the component of our auditory and nervous systems that is responsible for our sense of balance. This volume will be of interest to neuroscientists and otolaryngologists involved in studying the vestibular and auditory senses.
Table of Contents
- Development of the vestibular system;
- The molecular biological approach to studies of the vestibular system;
- Biomechanics of the semicircular canals and otolith organs;
- Cellular properties of the vestibular sensory periphery;
- Morphophysiology of the vestibular sensory periphery;
- The vestibular nuclei;
- The angular and linear vestibulo-ocular reflexes, the perception of linear motion, and velocity storage;
- The vestibulo-colic and vestibulo-spinal reflexes;
- The vestibular cerebellum;
- Motor learning in the vestibular system;
- The vestibular control of the autonomic system;
- Clinical applications of vestibular basic research