© 1974

Vestibular System Part 1: Basic Mechanisms

  • H. H. Kornhuber

Part of the Handbook of Sensory Physiology book series (SENSORY, volume 6 / 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. H. H. Kornhuber
      Pages 3-14
  3. Comparative Morphology and Physiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. O. E. Lowenstein
      Pages 75-120
  4. Peripheral Mechanisms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. J. Wersäll, D. Bagger-Sjöbäck
      Pages 123-170
  5. Central Mechanisms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. W. Precht
      Pages 353-416
    3. O. Pompeiano
      Pages 417-476
    4. B. Cohen
      Pages 477-540
    5. B. E. Gebnandt
      Pages 541-564
    6. J. M. Fredrickson, H. H. Kornhuber, D. W. F. Schwarz
      Pages 565-582
    7. O. Pompeiano
      Pages 583-622

About this book


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.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of OtolaryngologyHuddingeSweden
  2. 2.Anatomisk Institutt Universitetet i. OsloOslo 1Norwegen
  3. 3.Department of Neurology, Atran 710Mount Sinai School of MedicineNew YorkUSA
  4. 4.Toronto 7Canada
  5. 5.Dept. of OtolaryngologyUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  6. 6.Private Offices, Dept. of OtolaryngologyMassachusetts Eye and Ear InfirmaryBostonUSA
  7. 7.StockholmSweden
  8. 8.Abt. f. Neurologie der UniversitätUlmGermany
  9. 9.Dept. of Zoology and Comparative PhysiologyUniversity of Birmingham, Neurocommunications Research Unit, Medical SchoolBirminghamEngland
  10. 10.Fachbereich Biologie der UniversitätKonstanzGermany
  11. 11.Aviation Medical ResearchMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada
  12. 12.Istituto di Fisiologia della Universita di PisaPisaItalia
  13. 13.Neurobiologische Abt.Max-Planck-Institut für HirnforschungFrankfurt-NiederradGermany
  14. 14.Dept. of OtolaryngologyUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

Editors and affiliations

  • H. H. Kornhuber
    • 1
  1. 1.Abt. f. Neurologie der UniversitätUlmGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Vestibular System Part 1: Basic Mechanisms
  • Editors H.H. Kornhuber
  • Series Title Handbook of Sensory Physiology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1974
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-06889-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-65944-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-65942-3
  • Series ISSN 0072-9906
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 676
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Human Physiology
    Medicine/Public Health, general
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