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Unformatted text preview: and cupulae h. The calcium carbonate crystals that rest on the otolithic membrane overlying the hair cells of the sacculus and utricle i. Inability to fixate visual targets while the head is moving as a result of vestibular damage j. Ganglion containing the bipolar cells that innervate the semicircular canals and otolith organs k. Axon tract that carries excitatory projections form the abducens nucleus to the contra-lateral oculomotor nucleus; important in coordinating conjugate eye movements l. Otolith organs that senses linear accelerations and head tilts in the horizontal plane m. Involuntary movement of the eyes in response to displacement of the head. This reflex allows retinal images to remain stable while the head is moved n. The central region of the retina that contains the fovea (the term derives from the yellowish appearance of this region in opthalmoscopic examination); also, the sensory epithelia of the otolith organs...
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This note was uploaded on 05/12/2010 for the course BIO 365R taught by Professor Draper during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.
- Spring '08