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Modeling the Vestibular Nucleus

  • Alexandru CodreanEmail author
  • Adrian Korodi
  • Toma-Leonida Dragomir
  • Vlad Ceregan
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 70)

Abstract

In recent years the vestibular-sympathetic reflex has received an increasing amount of attention due to the role it could play in the human organism in different types of scenarios. Despite this, quantitative models of this reflex mechanism are still lacking. In this context, the current paper aims at taking a first step towards the modeling of the vestibular-sympathetic reflex by developing a model of the Vestibular Nucleus – the central part of the vestibular-sympathetic reflex. After a careful analysis of the limitations and uncertainties of the available experimental data from the literature, a three step modeling methodology for the Vestibular Nucleus is presented. After a description of the operations involved in each step, in the end, some preliminary results are shown.

Keywords

Vestibular nucleus Interpolation Firing rate Vestibular-sympathetic reflex 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexandru Codrean
    • 1
    Email author
  • Adrian Korodi
    • 2
  • Toma-Leonida Dragomir
    • 3
  • Vlad Ceregan
    • 4
  1. 1.“Politehnica” University of TimisoaraTimisoaraRomania
  2. 2.“Politehnica” University of TimisoaraTimisoaraRomania
  3. 3.“Politehnica” University of TimisoaraTimisoaraRomania
  4. 4.“Politehnica” University of TimisoaraTimisoaraRomania

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