Flashcards in Sensory Systems: Vestibular Deck (14):
Converts effects of gravity into neural impluses
Utricle and Saccule respond to _____ of the head and static head position relative to ground.
linear accelerations (forward/backward)
3 semicircular canals specialized to _____ for head turning.
Vestibular nerves are _____.
Hair cells in the _____, _____, and _____ are selective for certain directions
The Otolith (Ear stone) organs:
Small crystals sit in the _____ of the Utricle and Saccule.
gelatinous layer (otholitic membrane)
The crystals in the Utricle and Saccule are acted on by gravity to activate _____.
Hair bundle movement occurs _____ in response to tilting of the head.
Hair bundle movement occurs _____ in response to acceleration.