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July 1934

EFFECTS OF UNILATERAL AND BILATERAL LABYRINTHECTOMY AND INTRACRANIAL SECTION OF EIGHTH NERVEEXPERIMENTS ON MONKEYS

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK

From the Department of Neuropathology, New York State Psychiatric Institute and Hospital.

Arch NeurPsych. 1934;32(1):51-71. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1934.02250070057004
Abstract

Despite the importance of the vestibular system for the maintenance of posture and equilibrium, as may be inferred from the numerous secondary connections of the central nuclei, relatively few observations have been made concerning the behavior of higher mammals, such as the monkey, after carefully controlled experimental lesions of the vestibular system have been produced. A great number of observations have been made on lower forms, such as the rabbit, cat and dog. A complete bibliography of all the experiments preceding those of the last few years may be found in the writings of Camis,1 Griffith,2 Maxwell3 and Magnus.4 So far as we can determine reference has been made in only two contributions to the effects on behavior of lesions of endorgans in the monkey. Beyer and Lewandowsky5 mentioned briefly the effects of the removal of an inner ear in one monkey, and in addition

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