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Three-neuron model of compensatory eye movements in response to vestibular stimulation. (English) Zbl 1151.92306
J. Math. Sci., New York 147, No. 2, 6668-6681 (2007); translation from Fundam. Prikl. Mat. 11, No. 8, 175-193 (2005).
Summary: Generation of compensatory eye movements which arise in response to vestibular stimulation is described in the framework of a three-neuron pathway, by which the vestibulo-ocular reflex is conducted. A mathematical model of the reflex based on the literature is presented in this paper. All parameters and variables of the model proposed have a clear physiological meaning. Incompleteness of the vestibulo-ocular interconnections described in the literature is shown. For the particular case of head rotation about the vertical axis, an experiment is proposed and performed; the results of the experiment allow one to identify unknown parameters of the model. The torsional vestibulo-ocular reflex readaptation process to usual earth gravity conditions after long-term orbital flight was experimentally investigated.
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92C20 Neural biology
92C30 Physiology (general)
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