Galvanic Vestibular Stimulation in Hemi-Spatial Neglect

Wilkinson, David T. and Zubko, Olga and Sakel, Mohamed and Coulton, Simon and Higgins, Tracy and Pullicino, Patrick (2015) Galvanic Vestibular Stimulation in Hemi-Spatial Neglect. In: Besnard, Stephane and Lopez, Christophe and Brandt, Thomas and Denise, Pierre and Smith, Paul, eds. The Vestibular System in Cognitive and Memory Processes in Mammals. Frontiers Research Topics. ISBN 978-2-88919-744-6. (doi:https://doi.org/10.3389/978-2-88919-744-6) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Since the beginning of life, all plant and animal kingdoms have been developed or modified based on gravity along with atmospheric composition and solar radiation existing on Earth. Gravity is mainly encoded by the otolithic sensors of the vestibular system but its role has been largely underestimated in favor of the vestibular semicircular canals and reduced to oculomotor and postural coordination. Over the last decade, it has been demonstrated that sensory information provided by the vestibular system is crucial in spatial-memory processes in rats and humans. More recently a role in attention processes has been raised. This topic aims to report and demonstrate the role and integration of vestibular information in cognitive processes in rodent models and human at the behavioral, imaging and electrophysiological levels.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: David Wilkinson
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2016 11:30 UTC
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2017 12:50 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/59235 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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