Figure 941

(a) Organization of a cupula and ampulla. (b) Relation of the cupula to the ampulla when the head is at rest and when it is accelerating. %

Resting activity

Stimulation (depolarization)

Inhibition (hyperpolarization)

Resting activity

Stimulation (depolarization)

Inhibition (hyperpolarization)

Discharge rate of vestibular nerve

Essentials of Human Physiology

Essentials of Human Physiology

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