Vestibular System Part 2: Psychophysics, Applied Aspects and General Interpretations

  • A. J. Benson
  • N. Bischof
  • W. E. Collins
  • A. R. Fregly
  • A. Graybiel
  • F. E. Guedry
  • W. H. Johnson
  • L. B. W. Jongkees
  • H. H. Kornhuber
  • R. Mayne
  • D. L. Meyer
  • E. Peitersen
  • W. Precht
  • K. P. Schaefer
  • Editors
  • H. H. Kornhuber

Part of the Handbook of Sensory Physiology book series (SENSORY, volume 6 / 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Psychophysics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Fred E. Guedry Jr.
      Pages 3-154
  3. Applied Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. A. Graybiel
      Pages 233-266
    3. W. E. Collins
      Pages 361-368
    4. W. H. Johnson, L. B. W. Jongkees
      Pages 389-411
    5. L. B. W. Jongkees
      Pages 413-450
    6. K. P. Schaefer, D. L. Meyer
      Pages 463-490
  4. General Interpretations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 491-491
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 621-683

About this book

Introduction

The function of the vestibular system is not as obvious as those of vision, hearing, touch or smell. Vestibular dysfunction, however, is clearly apparent where lesions are present. It is probably for this reason that the vestibular sense was not discovered until the nineteenth century and that clinicians have continued to playa major role in basic vestibular research right up to the present. The relationship between basic and clinical research is certainly stronger in the vesti­ bular field than in that of tactile sensation, for instance, as testified by the work of clinicians as MENIERE, BREUER, BARANY, DEKLEIJN and FRENZEL. In this respect the situation is similar in vestibular physiology and in endocrinology, and for the same reason. This second part of the vestibular volume of the Handbook of Sensory Physio­ logy will be of interest to neurologists, otologists, neurosurgeons, ophthalmologists and physiotherapists on the one hand, and psychologists, physiologists, engineers and aviation specialists on the other. For a full understanding of Part 2, it is necessary to have assimilated the basic anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry of Part 1.

Keywords

Psychophysiologie anatomy biochemistry chemistry endocrinology physics physiology psychophysiology

Authors and affiliations

  • A. J. Benson
    • 1
  • N. Bischof
    • 2
  • W. E. Collins
    • 3
  • A. R. Fregly
    • 4
  • A. Graybiel
    • 5
  • F. E. Guedry
    • 5
  • W. H. Johnson
    • 6
  • L. B. W. Jongkees
    • 7
  • H. H. Kornhuber
    • 8
  • R. Mayne
    • 9
  • D. L. Meyer
    • 10
  • E. Peitersen
    • 11
  • W. Precht
    • 12
  • K. P. Schaefer
    • 10
  1. 1.Neurobiology SectionR. A. F. Institute of Aviation MedicineFarnborough, HampshireEngland
  2. 2.Division of BiologyCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA
  3. 3.Psychology LaboratoryCivil Aeromedical InstituteOklahoma CityUSA
  4. 4.Naval Education and Training Support, Code N 213Naval Air StationPensacolaUSA
  5. 5.Naval Aerospace Medical CenterPensacolaUSA
  6. 6.Dept. of Otolaryngology and PhysiologyUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  7. 7.Keel-, neus-en oorheelkundige kliniekAcademisch Ziekenhuis bij de Universiteit van AmsterdamAmsterdam-Oud westHolland
  8. 8.Abt. f. Neurologie der UniversitätUlmGermany
  9. 9.Faculty of Electrical EngineeringArizona State UniversityTempeUSA
  10. 10.Universitäts-NervenklinikGöttingenGermany
  11. 11.University E.N.T. ClinicCopenhagen ØDenmark
  12. 12.Neurobiologische Abt.Max-Planck-Institut für HirnforschungFrankfurt-NiederradGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-65920-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1974
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-65922-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-65920-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0072-9906
  • About this book