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Arch Ital Biol. 2000 Nov;138(4):295-353.

Input-output relations of Deiters' lateral vestibulospinal neurons with different structures of the brain.

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Laboratory of Physiology of Central Nervous System, Orbeli Institute of Physiology, National Academy of Sciences of Armenia, 22 Orbeli Brothers Str., 375028, Yerevan, Armenia.


It has been the goal of this review to describe the functional interrelations between Deiters' vestibular nucleus and numerous brain structures. Emphasis is placed on dynamic and integrative properties of linkages between the neurons of Deiters' nucleus and many other brain structures in order to begin considering the capabilities of the loops in the light of motor control and coordination of movement. The problem of somatotopy within the loops is also considered. Putting this information together, the possible roles of Deiters' nucleus in the control of movements are described. It is suggested that Deiters' nucleus in co-operation with cerebral cortex, cerebellum, subcortical and brainstem structures are responsible for the integration and realization of different movements.

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