Physiology of the Vestibular System
The vestibular system serves many different functions, such as keeping vision clear during head motion, sensing balance and head orientation, interacting with body proprioception as well as coordinating with a number of autonomic and limbic system functions.
Our laboratory is primarily interested in the physiology of the vestibular system, particularly in recovery from injuries to the inner ear. Anatomic, behavioral, and physiologic methods are used to investigate mechanisms of recovery that may lead to medical intervention.
- Responses of non-eye movement central vestibular neurons to sinusoidal horizontal translation in compensated macaques after unilateral labyrinthectomy. J Neurophysiol. 112, 9-21. (2014 Jul 01).
- Sensory convergence in the parieto-insular vestibular cortex. J Neurophysiol. 111, 2445-64. (2014 Jun 15).
- Long-term deficits in motion detection thresholds and spike count variability after unilateral vestibular lesion. J Neurophysiol. In press. (2014 May 21).