ANATOMICAL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS OF THE VESTIBULAR SYSTEM OF BIRDS

Authors
  1. Money, K.E.
  2. Landolt, J.P.
  3. Correia, M.J.
  4. Laufer, J.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The inner ears of birds are large even when compared to mammals of body weight 100 times greater, and birds are, therefore, particularly suitable models for investigations of such phenomena as alcohol nystagmus, heavy water nystagmus, and inner ear damage caused by deep diving. As expected, pigeons were found to have a vigorous positional alcohol nystagmus and also a vigorous heavy water nystagmus.
Report Number
73-RP-991 —
Date of publication
01 Jan 1974
Number of Pages
15
Reprinted from
Brain Behav. Evol, vol 10, 1974, p 212-227
DSTKIM No
76-00902
CANDIS No
117761
Format(s):
Hardcopy

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