D. Bambagioni

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We investigated the ability of human subjects (Ss) to make self-paced saccades in the earth-vertical and horizontal directions (space-referenced task) and in the direction of the head-vertical and horizontal axis (self-referenced task) during whole body tilts of 0°, 22.5°, 45° and 90° in the frontal (roll) plane. Saccades were recorded in the dark with(More)
The influence of neck and leg proprioceptive inputs on optokinetic-induced quick phases was studied in humans. Ten subjects received unidirectional horizontal optokinetic stimulation (10-20%/s) during sinusoidal neck, leg and combined neck + leg proprioceptive stimulation. The optokinetic reflex was measured by electro-oculography. Neck stimulation induced(More)
The stapedius muscle activity associated with vocalization was analyzed in young and adult roosters. Our results show that remarkable differences in the behavior of vocalization-related stapedius muscle activity exist between these two ages. Unlike young roosters, electrical stimulation in the midbrain of adult cocks yields vocalizations associated with(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the influence of gaze eccentricity on movement perception during asymmetric vestibular stimulation. MATERIAL AND METHODS Subjects (n = 10) were placed on a rotating platform and oscillated asymmetrically in the dark. Subjects were asked to reproduce with a pointer the location in space of a light spot that was turned off at the(More)
The organization of chicken mesencephalic areas from which stapedius muscle activity and vocalization can be differently elicited was studied. Our results show the existence of an area, around the mesencephalic 'calling area', from which stapedius muscle activity can be evoked independently of vocalization. Furthermore, low threshold 'vocalization loci'(More)
The link between stapedius muscle activity and acoustic structure of vocalization was analysed in cocks of age 20–30 to 90–100 days old. The results show that stapedius muscle activation depends on the acoustic structure of vocalization and changes during vocal development. This dependence was observed in spontaneous calls and in vocalizations elicited by(More)
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