Neurophysiology of Vergence Mediated Vestibular Responses

Past Event Date: 


W. Michael King, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Faculty Mentor, Neuroscience Graduate Program/Host: Natela Shanidze

Meeting room: 

Room 204 - Main Conference Room

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Animals with binocular vision exhibit vergence eye position related changes in the gain of their vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) consistent with geometrical expectations. These changes are seen in darkness, occur at short latency, and are associated with neural activity within the vestibular nuclei. I will briefly review the geometry and then discuss the behavioral and neurophysiological evidence that supports vergence mediated vestibular responses.