The neural representation of postural control in humans.

@article{Karnath2000TheNR,
  title={The neural representation of postural control in humans.},
  author={Hans Otto Karnath and S Ferber and J Dichgans},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2000},
  volume={97 19},
  pages={10377-82}
}
  • Hans Otto Karnath, S Ferber, J Dichgans
  • Published 2000 in
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
Lesion of the "vestibular cortex" in the human posterior insula leads to a tilted perception of visual vertical but not to tilted body posture and loss of lateral balance. However, some stroke patients show the reverse pattern. Although their processing of visual and vestibular inputs for orientation perception of the visual world is undisturbed, they push away actively from the ipsilesional side (the side of lesion location), leading to a contraversive tilt of the body (tilt toward the side… CONTINUE READING