A pathway in the brainstem for roll-tilt of the subjective visual vertical: evidence from a lesion-behavior mapping study.

@article{Baier2012API,
  title={A pathway in the brainstem for roll-tilt of the subjective visual vertical: evidence from a lesion-behavior mapping study.},
  author={Bernhard Baier and Frank Th{\"o}mke and Janine Wilting and Caroline Heinze and Christian Geber and Marianne Dieterich},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={2012},
  volume={32 43},
  pages={14854-8}
}
The perceived subjective visual vertical (SVV) is an important sign of a vestibular otolith tone imbalance in the roll plane. Previous studies suggested that unilateral pontomedullary brainstem lesions cause ipsiversive roll-tilt of SVV, whereas pontomesencephalic lesions cause contraversive roll-tilts of SVV. However, previous data were of limited quality… CONTINUE READING