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Unformatted text preview: mass called a cupula rotational movement of the head causes endolymph movement in the semicircular ducts that bends the cilia of hair cells of the crista bending of hair cell cilia results in depolarization & stimulation of the vestibular nerve- path to brain: although not fully worked out, it appears that fibers from the vestibular nerve travel to either the vestibular nuclei in the brain stem or the cerebellum since balance response needs to be fast/reflexive, input is to the reflex centers of brain stem rather than cerebral cortex as with other senses page7...
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- Fall '10