The mechanism of physiological height vertigo. I. Theoretical approach and psychophysics.

@article{Brandt1980TheMO,
  title={The mechanism of physiological height vertigo. I. Theoretical approach and psychophysics.},
  author={Thomas Brandt and F. Arnold and Willem Bles and Theo S Kapteyn},
  journal={Acta oto-laryngologica},
  year={1980},
  volume={89 5-6},
  pages={513-23}
}
A theory is presented supporting a geometrical explanation of physiological height vertigo as a 'distance vertigo' created by visual destabilization of posture when the distance between the observer and visible stationary contrasts becomes critically large. Though height vertigo is generally regarded as a psychopathological process, we hypothesize that it might instead result from an intersensory mismatch when visual information is at variance with vestibular and proprioceptive inputs… CONTINUE READING

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