An Ontogenetic Approach to Vestibular Compensation Mechanisms

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Unilateral labyrinthectomy has often been performed to analyze the structure and function of the vestibular system by neuroanatomical and physiological methods. Anatomical investigations by means of axon degeneration techniques indicate the location of synapses in the vestibular-spinal and vestibular-ocular reflex arcs. Behavioral methods may be used to determine the formation and maturation of bilateral interactions.


Xenopus Laevis Vestibular Nucleus Plasticity Property Bufo Bufo Rana Catesbeiana 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Horn
    • 1
  1. 1.Zoologisches Institut II der UniversitätKarlsruheGermany

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