Primary Vestibular Neurons

  • Wolfgang Precht
Part of the Studies of Brain Function book series (BRAIN FUNCTION, volume 2)


Since the first single unit recordings obtained from the VIIIth nerve of the frog (Ross, 1936) a great deal of knowledge has been accumulated in this field of research. In the following a state of the art description of the qualitative and quantitative response characteristics to natural stimulation of semicircular canal and otolith afferents of the frog will be given. Reference will be made to data obtained from other species by other investigators only when essential to the understanding of functional properties of the afferent system as a whole.


Hair Cell Head Position Semicircular Canal Angular Acceleration Null Point 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wolfgang Precht
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  1. 1.Neurobiologische AbteilungMax-Planck-Institut für HirnforschungFrankfurt/MainGermany

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