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Vestibulospinal and Reticulospinal Systems

Handbook of Physiology, The Nervous System, Motor Control

  1. Victor J. Wilson,
  2. Barry W. Peterson

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp010214

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Wilson, V. J. and Peterson, B. W. 2011. Vestibulospinal and Reticulospinal Systems. Comprehensive Physiology. 667–702.

Author Information

  1. The Rockefeller University, New York, New York

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Vestibular and Neck Reflexes
    • 1.1
      Vestibular Reflexes
    • 1.2
      Neck Reflexes
    • 1.3
      Interaction of Vestibular and Neck Reflexes
  • 2
    Central Pathways for Vestibular Reflexes
    • 2.1
      Pathways Linking Vestibular Nuclei to Spinal Cord
    • 2.2
      Vestibulospinal Tracts
    • 2.3
      Reticulospinal Tracts
    • 2.4
      Connections Between Labyrinthine and Spinal Motoneurons
  • 3
    Central Pathways for Neck Reflexes
  • 4
    Functional Studies of Vestibulospinal Reflexes
    • 4.1
      Semicircular Canal Reflexes
    • 4.2
      Otolith Reflexes
    • 4.3
      Central Pathways for Vestibulospinal Reflexes
    • 4.4
      Vestibulospinal Reflexes and γ-Loop
    • 4.5
      Cerebellum and Vestibulospinal Reflexes
  • 5
    Conclusion