Unformatted text preview: 1. Head movement causes fluid in the three semicircular canals to move the gel and pull the hair cells. 2. Vestibular info is relayed to vestibular nucleus of the medulla, via cranial nerve VIII, the auditory nerve. 3. Axons leaving the vestibular nucleus synapse with neurons associated with cranial nerves that control eye movements. 4. Some axons from the vestibular nucleus go to the cerebellum, reticular formation and spinal cord, which assist in postural reflexes and maintain balance. 5. Other axons from the vestibular nucleus synapse with the nucleus of the solitary tract and cranial nerve X, which has connection to the stomach and other areas. 6. Other axons leaving the vestibular nucleus go to the thalamus and then vestibular sensory cortex in the temporal lobe....
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- Spring '08
- Neuroanatomy, vestibular nucleus synapse