Vestibular System: Psychophysics, Applied Aspects and General Interpretations (Paperback)

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The function of the vestibular system is not as obvious as those of vision, hearing, touch or smell. Vestibular dysfunction, however, is clearly apparent where lesions are present. It is probably for this reason that the vestibular sense was not discovered until the nineteenth century and that clinicians have continued to playa major role in basic vestibular research right up to the present. The relationship between basic and clinical research is certainly stronger in the vesti­ bular field than in that of tactile sensation, for instance, as testified by the work of clinicians as MENIERE, BREUER, BARANY, DEKLEIJN and FRENZEL. In this respect the situation is similar in vestibular physiology and in endocrinology, and for the same reason. This second part of the vestibular volume of the Handbook of Sensory Physio­ logy will be of interest to neurologists, otologists, neurosurgeons, ophthalmologists and physiotherapists on the one hand, and psychologists, physiologists, engineers and aviation specialists on the other. For a full understanding of Part 2, it is necessary to have assimilated the basic anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry of Part 1.


ISBN 9783642659225
Genre PSYCHOLOGY / Movements / Psychoanalysis
Format Paperback
Publisher Date 2012-03-01 00:00:00.0
Publisher Springer Verlag
Copyright Year 1974
Language English
Subtitle Psychophysics, Applied Aspects and General Interpretations
Series Name Handbook of Sensory Physiology / Vestibular System.
Series Volume Number 6 / 2
Edition Detail Reprint
Audience Professional and scholarly
Country of Origin United States
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