[Neuroscience] Re: Q on vestibular system: Acceleration or velocity?

Matthew Kirkcaldie via neur-sci%40net.bio.net (by m.kirkcaldie from removethis.unsw.edu.au)
Fri Apr 6 00:11:23 EST 2007


In article <QbrHh.661$7f.550 from trndny08>,
 "Benjamin" <Benjamin from verizon.net> wrote:

> The "accelerations" and "velocities"
> are artifactual with respect to information-
> content.
> 
> They 'just' tell the nervous system how
> to dynamically configure itself so that
> the actual information content can be
> "recognized".

This is rather a good way to look at it I reckon - thanks Ken.  Like 
many signals processed by the cerebellum, it acts as a correction factor 
or a compensator.  I like the way you put it.

      Cheers, MK.


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