A GENERALIZED TRANSFER FUNCTION FOR DESCRIBING MECHANONEURAL SEMICIRCULAR-CANAL DYNAMICS

Authors
  1. Landolt, J.P.
  2. Correia, M.J.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN);Texas Univ Medical Branch, Galveston TX (US) Dept of Otolaryngology
Abstract
Steinhausen's hypothesis, that a simple torsion-pendulum model adequately describes the dynamics of semicircular-canal action, has received its share of criticism. This is primarily because of the fact that the time courses of afferent discharges and vestibular reactions to angular-acceleration stimuli only approximately relate to the time course obtained as a solution to the torsion-pendulum model for the same angular accelerations. Thus, there is a need to determine a generalized transfer function which delineates those components that provide meaning to Steinhausen's hypothesis from those which describe other phenomena such as "adaptation".
Report Number
PUB-80-P-09 —
Date of publication
01 Jan 1980
Number of Pages
9
Reprinted from
AGARD CP-287 (DSIS 81-00849), 1980, p 1-9
DSTKIM No
81-03321
CANDIS No
34131
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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