Interaction between the saccules and the vertical semicircular canals.

@article{Siegborn1976InteractionBT,
  title={Interaction between the saccules and the vertical semicircular canals.},
  author={Jan Siegborn},
  journal={Acta oto-laryngologica},
  year={1976},
  volume={81 1-2},
  pages={83-90}
}
For the experiments 39 cats were used. Selective sectioning of either the anterior or the posterior vertical ampullar nerves was performed bilaterally. Additionally in some cats the utricular nerves were cut, or the saccule extirpated on one or both sides. The otolith organs were stimulated by tilting around the bitemporal axis of the animals. Bilateral sectioning of the anterior ampullar nerve induced vertical nystagmus upwards, which disappeared, if the animals were tilted upside down. When… CONTINUE READING