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The effect of body tilt upon the transfer- and output function of neurons of the cat's superior colliculus

  • P. Rieger
  • M. Straschill
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Summary

The influence of body tilt upon the reactions to a visual stimulus was tested in 54 single neurons of the cat's colliculus superior. The statistical analysis did not reveal modification of neuronal reactions by body tilt. In a second series of experiments we studied the influence of body position on eye position, which had been induced by focal electrical stimulation of the colliculus superior. Again, the body tilt did not modify the electrical stimulation effect. Our results suggest, that tonic vestibular stimuli do not influence the excitability of neurons of the superior colliculus.

Key words

Superior Colliculus Transfer Function Body Tilt 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Rieger
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. Straschill
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Inst. f. PsychiatrieMünchenGermany
  2. 2.Nervenkrankenhaus Abt. NeurochirurgieGünzburgGermany

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