Joachim Heimberger

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The otolith-semicircular canal interaction during postrotatory nystagmus was studied in ten normal human subjects by applying fast, short-lasting, passive head and body tilts (15, 30, 45, or 90 degrees in the roll or pitch plane) 2 s after sudden stop from a constant-velocity rotation (100 degrees/s) about the earth-vertical axis in yaw. Eye movements were(More)
Alexander's law states that the amplitude of the spontaneous nystagmus grows with increasing gaze in the direction of the fast phase. Using the search-coil method we employed head impulses at various eye-in-orbit azimuth angles to test (i) whether the normal vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) in the behaviorally relevant high-frequency range has intrinsic(More)
Modulation of the caloric nystagmus in response to repositioning the plane of one vertical semicircular canal from gravitational horizontal to vertical during continuous caloric stimulation was used to measure the vertical canal's contribution to the nystagmus. The rationale was to examine the thermovective response from one vertical canal at a time, after(More)
HYPOTHESIS AND BACKGROUND Quantitative caloric testing is considered to be one of the most sensitive parameters in the diagnosis of peripheral vestibular disorders. In the past, because of limitations in the methods, the evaluation of the caloric response was restricted to mainly lateral semicircular canal functions. In this study, the authors tried to(More)
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