Striola magica. A functional explanation of otolith geometry


Otolith end organs of vertebrates sense linear accelerations of the head and gravitation. The hair cells on their epithelia are responsible for transduction. In mammals, the striola, parallel to the line where hair cells reverse their polarization, is a narrow region centered on a curve with curvature and torsion. It has been shown that the striolar region… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10827-013-0444-x


15 Figures and Tables

Cite this paper

@article{Dimiccoli2013StriolaMA, title={Striola magica. A functional explanation of otolith geometry}, author={Mariella Dimiccoli and Beno{\^i}t Girard and Alain Berthoz and Daniel Bennequin}, journal={Journal of Computational Neuroscience}, year={2013}, volume={35}, pages={125-154} }