Experimental Brain Research

, Volume 30, Issue 2–3, pp 447–450 | Cite as

Linear addition of optokinetic and vestibular signals in the vestibular nucleus

  • D. A. Robinson


A simple model of the vestibuloocular reflex and the optokinetic system was used to simulate recent data on visual and vestibular responses of neurons in the vestibular nucleus. Contrary to a previous interpretation, the results support the hypothesis that the optokinetic and semicircular canal signals are combined simply by linear addition on the cells of the vestibular nucleus.

Key words

Vestibuloocular reflex Optokinetic system Vestibular nucleus Visual-vestibular interaction 


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© Springer-Verlag 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. A. Robinson
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  1. 1.The Wilmer InstituteThe Johns Hopkins University, School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA

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