Vestibular ontogeny: measuring the influence of the dynamic environment.

T. A. Jones, S. M. DeVries, L. M. DuBois, R. C. Nelson

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In comparison to other special senses, we are only meagerly informed about the development of vestibular function and the mechanisms that may operate to control or influence the course of vestibular ontogeny. Perhaps one contributing factor to this disparity is the difficulty of evaluating vestibular sense organs directly and noninvasively. The present report describes a recently developed direct noninvasive vestibular function test that can be used to address many basic questions about the developing vestibular system. More particularly, the test can be used to examine the effects of the dynamic environment (e.g. gravitational field and vibration) on vestibular ontogeny.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S46-49
JournalThe Physiologist
Issue number1 Suppl
StatePublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Physiology (medical)


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