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Overview of Vestibular Anatomy and Physiology 

Overview of Vestibular Anatomy and Physiology
Overview of Vestibular Anatomy and Physiology

Robert W. Baloh

, Vicente Honrubia

, and Kevin A. Kerber

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date: 31 July 2021

The vestibular system transduces the forces associated with head acceleration and gravity into a biologic signal. The control centers in the brain use this signal to develop a subjective awareness of head position in relation to the environment and to produce motor reflexes for equilibrium, relating these experiences to those of other sensory systems during locomotion. The vestibular system, by means of its receptors for the perception of linear and angular acceleration, plays a central role in orientation.

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