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Reflexes of Balance

Synopsis
Describes the interacting reflexes concerned in the maintenance of the upright posture. How the forces acting on the otolith organs are detected, and how positional reflexes from the labyrinth are combined with reflexes from the neck to achieve stabilisation of the trunk in spite of head movement. The further set of acceleratory reflexes that comes into play when the supporting surface is moving. The interactions are displayed on a mechanical model and in a series of animated diagrams.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Film; Film. 16mm. sd. col. 18 min.
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of production
1974
Availability
Hire
Sale
Documentation
Notes supplied.
Subjects
Medical sciences
Keywords
neurophysiology; physiology - animal; physiology - human; posture

Credits

Director
Peter Coltman
Writer
Tristan D M Roberts

Distribution Formats

Type
Film
Format
16mm

Sponsor

Name

Brain Sciences Information Project

Distributor

Name

BSIP Europrofile Ltd

Phone
020 8946 8644
Fax
020 8946 4599
Address
Hill House
96 Wimbledon Hill
London
SW19 7PB
Notes
Contact: Dr Hartley Millar (2/01), e-mail hmillar@cix.couk

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