The Vestibular System: A Sixth Sense by Jay M. GoldbergThe Vestibular System: A Sixth Sense by Jay M. Goldberg

The Vestibular System: A Sixth Sense

byJay M. Goldberg, Victor J. Wilson, Kathleen E. Cullen

Hardcover | February 6, 2012

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In The Vestibular System: A Sixth Sense, leading experts present an integrative, comprehensive and innovative look at the sense that Aristotle missed. The vestibular system plays a vital role in everyday life, contributing to a surprising range of functions from reflexes to the highest levelsof perception and consciousness. This text not only offers a thorough and fresh review of the basicssensory transduction, the neurophysiology of peripheral and central pathwaysand how vestibular signals are processed in the control of gaze and posture; it significantly moves the discussion forward with its attention to the currentresearch and the field's revolutionary advances, such as the understanding of neural correlates of self-motion and the basis of clinical disorders. In addition, the objective presentation of existing controversies is exciting reading and an extremely important contribution to the text'scompleteness. Dynamic, intellectually challenging, and unique in its level of integration of the material, this book is essential for anyone interested in understanding the vestibular system.
Jay M. Goldberg works in the Department of Neurobiology, Pharmacology and Physiology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. Victor J. Wilson works at Laboratory of Neurophysiology, Rockefeller University, New York, NY. Kathleen E. Cullen works at Laboratory of Neurophysiology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Dora E. Angelaki...
Title:The Vestibular System: A Sixth SenseFormat:HardcoverDimensions:560 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780195167085

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Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction1. The Vestibular System in Everyday LifePart II: Peripheral Vestibular System2. Structure of the Vestibular Labyrinth3. Hair Cell Transduction4. Physiology of the Vestibular Organs5. The Efferent Vestibular SystemPart III: Central Vestibular System6. Neuroanatomy of Central Vestibular Pathways7. Synaptic Mechanisms in the Vestibular NucleiPart IV: Vestibulo-ocular and Vestibulopinal Mechanisms8. An Oculomotor Tutorial9. Vestibulo-ocular Reflexes10. The Vestibulospinal System and Postural ControlPart V: Signal Processing in Alert Animals11. Signal Processing in Vestibular Nuclei of Alert Animals During Natural Behaviors12. The Cerebellum and the Vestibular SystemPart VI: Functional Considerations13. Learning and Compensation in the Vestibular System14. Cortical Representations of Vestibular Information15. Reference Frames Used in the Coding Vestibular InformationPart VII: Clinical Disorders16. Clinical Manifestations of Vestibular Dysfunction