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Gravitoinertial force versus the direction of balance in the perception and control of orientation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2309026     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Curthoys and Wade (1990) appeal to land-based data in defending the traditional view that stimulation of the otolith organs leads to perception of the direction of gravitoinertial force. However, such data do not permit rejection of the hypothesis that the perception of orientation is based on the dynamically defined direction of balance, which is qualitatively different from the kinetically defined direction of gravitoinertial force. Furthermore, the approach of Curthoys and Wade is compromised by their failure to consider relations between the perception and control of orientation. Such relations must be considered in developing a general theory of orientation.
G E Riccio; T A Stoffregen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comment; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychological review     Volume:  97     ISSN:  0033-295X     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychol Rev     Publication Date:  1990 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-04-10     Completed Date:  1990-04-10     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376476     Medline TA:  Psychol Rev     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  135-7     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
Department of Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana 61801.
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MeSH Terms
Kinesthesis / physiology*
Orientation / physiology*
Otolithic Membrane / physiology*
Postural Balance / physiology*
Saccule and Utricle / physiology*
Comment On:
Psychol Rev. 1990 Jan;97(1):132-4   [PMID:  2353961 ]

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