Functional brain imaging of peripheral and central vestibular disorders.

  title={Functional brain imaging of peripheral and central vestibular disorders.},
  author={Marianne Dieterich and Thomas Brandt},
  journal={Brain : a journal of neurology},
  volume={131 Pt 10},
  • M. DieterichT. Brandt
  • Published 1 October 2008
  • Medicine, Biology, Psychology
  • Brain : a journal of neurology
This review summarizes our current knowledge of multisensory vestibular structures and their functions in humans. Most of it derives from brain activation studies with PET and fMRI conducted over the last decade. The patterns of activations and deactivations during caloric and galvanic vestibular stimulations in healthy subjects have been compared with those in patients with acute and chronic peripheral and central vestibular disorders. Major findings are the following: (1) In patients with… 

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