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Visual vertigo: visual control of motion and balance

  • Thomas Brandt

Abstract

Vision contributes significantly to spatial orientation, self-motion perception, and postural balance. Therefore, either unusual visual stimulation or visual sensory dysfunction may cause distressing vertigo and disequilibrium, such as height vertigo or “visual ataxia” associated with the sudden onset of an extraocular eye muscle paresis.

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Motion Sickness Visual Scene Motion Perception Postural Balance Optokinetic Stimulation 
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  • Thomas Brandt
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  1. 1.Neurologische Klinik, Klinikum GroßhadernLudwig-Maximillians-UniversitätMunichGermany

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