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Vestibulo-ocular reflex gain changes in the hanger reflex

  • Koji Takahashi
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    Department of Clinical Laboratory, Yokohama Brain and Spine Center, Yokohama, Japan
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  • Ken Johkura
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    Corresponding author at: Department of Neurology, Yokohama Brain and Spine Center, 1-2-1 Takigashira, Isogo-ku, Yokohama 235-0012, Japan.
    Affiliations
    Department of Clinical Laboratory, Yokohama Brain and Spine Center, Yokohama, Japan

    Department of Neurology, Yokohama Brain and Spine Center, Yokohama, Japan
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      Highlights

      • Placement of a hanger diagonally on the head rotates the head towards the hanger.
      • The mechanism underlying the hanger reflex (HR) is unknown.
      • We found an asymmetric reduction in the vestibular response during HR.
      • This inhibitory somatosensory-vestibular interaction may be a mechanism of HR.

      Keywords

      Abbreviations:

      VOR (vetsitulo-ocular reflex), LC (lateral semicircular canal), vHIT (video head impulse test)
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