RESEARCH ON VISUAL-VESTIBULAR INTERACTION - PHASE IV

Authors
  1. Reinis, S.
Corporate Authors
Waterloo Univ, Waterloo ONT (CAN) Dept of Psychology;Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
In the study evidence is given for the role of the vestibular system in maintaining constancy of the visual image. Unit activity was recorded from single neurons, pairs of neurons, or neuronal populations in area 18 of the visual cortex of the cat to various head and body positions and to evoked stimulation. The directional preferences, peristimulus-time histograms, and receptive fields were recorded. Neurons fire only when certain well-defined points are activated in their receptive fields. Activation of the vestibular system alters the number and position of the "active" points. From these results, a physiological method of reconstructing local neuronal circuits was developed.
Date of publication
15 Dec 1985
Number of Pages
169
DSTKIM No
86-02375
CANDIS No
97088
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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