Bilateral vestibular loss leads to active destabilization of balance during voluntary head turns in the standing cat.

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the source of postural instability in labyrinthectomized cats during lateral head turns. Cats were trained to maintain the head in a forward orientation and then perform a rapid, large-amplitude head turn to left or right in yaw, while standing freely on a force platform. Head turns were biomechanically complex… (More)

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