Basic Aspects of Central Vestibular Mechanisms by A. Brodal, O. Pompeiano

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AFFERENT C O N N E C T I O N S . P A T T E R N S OF D I S T R I B U T I O N A N D E V A L U A T I O N OF FINDINGS With some exceptions studies of normal preparations, including Golgi sections, are References pp. 51-53 36 A. B R O D A L Fig. 3. Photomicrographs of horizontally cut Nauta-stained sections in a cat, killed 8 days after a lesion of one fastigial nucleus. Large numbers of degenerating fibres are seen to end in the group x (a) and the group f (b) with much less degeneration in the adjoining regions of the descending vestibular nucleus (to the left in both photos).

DE AND KNIGHT,J. (1967) Myotatic, Kinesthetic and Vestibular Mechmiisnis. , London, pp. xi-331. Ross, D. A. (1936) Electrical studies on the frog’s labyrinth. J. Physiol. ), 86, 117-146. H. H. (1965) Ultrastructural studies of the labyrinth in squirrel monkeys. In The Role of SPOENDLIN, the Vestibular Organs in the Exploratinn of Spare. NASA SP-77, 7-22. STEER,R. , JR. (1967) The Influence [$Angular andLinear Acceleration and Thermal Stimulation on the Human Semicircular Canal. D. , pp. Xlll-143.

For those making use of these maps, for example in electrophysiological recordings, it is essential to be aware of this. If a recordingpoint isfound to be situated a little outside the border of a nucleus as indicated in an anatomical diagram this does not necessarily mean that there is a real discrepancy between the two sets of observations. It may be due only to the intermingling of elements of the two neighbouring nuclei in the zone of transition. To take an example: Nyberg-Hansen (1964), in agreement with Carpenter (1960) and Carpenter et al.

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