Vestibular compensation in lampreys: restoration of symmetry in reticulospinal commands.

@article{Pavlova2004VestibularCI,
  title={Vestibular compensation in lampreys: restoration of symmetry in reticulospinal commands.},
  author={Elena L Pavlova and Lyudmila B. Popova and Grigori N. Orlovsky and Tatiana G. Deliagina},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={2004},
  volume={207 Pt 26},
  pages={4595-603}
}
Removal of a vestibular organ (unilateral labyrinthectomy, UL) in the lamprey results in a loss of equilibrium, so that the animal rolls (rotates around its longitudinal axis) when swimming. Owing to vestibular compensation, UL animals gradually restore postural equilibrium and, in a few weeks, swim without rolling. Important elements of the postural… CONTINUE READING