Role of vestibular information in initiation of rapid postural responses

  title={Role of vestibular information in initiation of rapid postural responses},
  author={Christina Runge and Charlotte L. Shupert and F. B. Horak and Felix E. Zajac},
  journal={Experimental Brain Research},
Patients with bilateral vestibular loss have difficulty maintaining balance without stepping when standing in tandem, on compliant surfaces, across narrow beams, or on one foot, especially with eyes closed. Normal individuals (with no sensory impairment) maintain balance in these tasks by employing quick, active hip rotation (a “hip strategy”). The absence of a hip strategy in vestibular patients responding to translations of a short support surface has previously been taken as evidence that… CONTINUE READING
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