alexa Independent effects of simultaneous inputs from the saccule and lateral semicircular canal. Evaluation using VEMPs.
Psychiatry

Psychiatry

Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy

Author(s): Karino S, Ito K, Ochiai A, Murofushi T

Abstract Share this page

Abstract OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of stimulation of bilateral lateral semicircular canals (LSCCs) by accelerated rotation and caloric stimulation of unilateral LSCC on vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (VEMPs) in healthy volunteers. METHODS: In experiment 1, VEMPs were recorded while subjects (n = 11) were seated in a rotational chair and angular acceleration around the earth-vertical axis was provided. Amplitudes of p13-n23 were corrected using background muscle activities. In experiment 2, subjects (n = 8) in the semilateral position kept the LSCC in the vertical position and activated the sternocleidomastoid muscle by twisting the neck. After irrigating the external auditory canal with ice water, VEMPs were recorded on the irrigated side. In experiment 3, the same setting as experiment 2 was applied (n = 6), and hot water of 44 degrees C was used for irrigation. RESULTS: There were no significant differences in latencies of p13 or n23, and in corrected amplitudes by either rotatory or caloric stimulation. CONCLUSIONS: Simultaneous stimulation of LSCCs has little effect on VEMPs. SIGNIFICANCE: No functional interaction between the saccule and LSCC was detected in VEMPs, although convergence of semicircular canal and otolith nerve inputs onto single vestibular nucleus neurons has been demonstrated electrophysiologically in animal experiments. This article was published in Clin Neurophysiol and referenced in Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri & Aquaculture Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9040

Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9040

Clinical Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Food & Nutrition Journals

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics & Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Materials Science Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Nursing & Health Care Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

Ann Jose

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

 
© 2008- 2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords