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 yaw rotation in compensated macaques after unilateral semicircular canal plugging.J Neurophysiol. 116, 1871-1884. (2016 Oct 01).
- Disease-Specific Survival with Spindle Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck.Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 153, 973-80. (2015 Dec 01).
- Long-term deficits in motion detection thresholds and spike count variability after unilateral vestibular lesion.J Neurophysiol. 112, 870-89. (2014 Aug 15).