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Vestibular stimulation during sleep in young adults.

Authors
Tauber-ES; Handelman-G; Handelman-R; Weitzman-ED
Source
Arch Neurol 1972 Sep; 27(3):221-227
NIOSHTIC No.
00038666
Abstract
Six normal adult subjects were studied during all stages of sleep for a total of 14 nights to determine whether nystagmus could be elicited by vestibular stimulation, particularly during the rapid eye movement, or REM, sleep stage. Perrotatory vestibular stimulation was induced by means of a constant angle torsion swing. At no time during REM sleep was nystagmus evoked by vestibular stimulation. In addition, no clear nystagmic responses were elicited during non-REM stages 2, 3, and 4. In all stages of sleep, rotation of the torsion swing always produced slow, compensatory conjugate eye movements. With the onset of rotational stimulation during the REM sleep stage, REM bursts were suppressed but emerged immediately following termination of stimulation; phasic activity of the chin muscles was unaffected, however, during REM sleep by rotational stimulation.
Keywords
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Grant; Grants-other; Physiological-factors; Ear-examinations; Test-methods; Physiological-response; Ear-disorders; Electrical-stimulation; Author Keywords: Vestibular; sleep; REM sleep; nystagmus; eye movements; oculomotor; non-REM sleep
Contact
Division of Neurology Montefiore Hosp and Med Center Division of Neurology Bronx, N Y 10467
CODEN
ARNEAS
Publication Date
19720901
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Amount
346110
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1972
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-00331
Issue of Publication
3
ISSN
0003-9942
Source Name
Archives of Neurology
State
NY
Performing Organization
Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center, New York, New York
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