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Body Scheme in the Control of Postural Activity

  • V. S. Gurfinkel
  • Yu. S. Levik
  • K. E. Popov
  • B. N. Smetanin
  • V. Yu. Shlikov

Summary

The changes in the amplitude and direction of vestibulo-motor responses were studied during illusory body tilt and altered perception of the head position. The results obtained under these conditions were similar to those recorded during the real body movement and real head rotation. These results are discussed in the context of the involvement of the body scheme in the control of involuntary spatially oriented movements.

Keywords

Head Rotation Postural Response Vestibular Stimulation Body Scheme Galvanic Vestibular Stimulation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. S. Gurfinkel
    • 1
  • Yu. S. Levik
    • 1
  • K. E. Popov
    • 1
  • B. N. Smetanin
    • 1
  • V. Yu. Shlikov
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Problems of Information TransmissionU.S.S.R. Acad. Sci.MoscowU.S.S.R.

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