THE VESTIBULAR SYSTEM OF THE OWL

Authors
  1. Money, K.E.
  2. Correia, M.J.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Owls have a curious variability in the postrotatory head nystagmus following abrupt angular deceleration. Owls can exhibit a remarkable head stability during angular movement of the body about any axis passing through the skull. The vestibular apparatus in the owl is bigger than in man, and a prominent crista neglecta is present. The tectorial membrane, the cupula, and the otolithic membranes of the utricle, saccule and lagena are all "attached" to surfaces in addition to the surfaces bearing hair cells; these attachments are very substantial in the utricular otolithic membrane and in the cupula.
Report Number
RP-773 — Research Paper
Date of publication
01 Jan 1972
Number of Pages
9
Reprinted from
Comp Biochem Physiol, vol 42A, 1972, p353-358
DSTKIM No
73-00737
CANDIS No
17036
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Hardcopy

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