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Revista de Neuro-Psiquiatría

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GALLARDO-FLORES, Manuel A. Space and non-space-related cognitive disturbances related to the vestibular system: an underdiagnosed entity. Rev Neuropsiquiatr [online]. 2018, vol.81, n.2, pp.95-102. ISSN 0034-8597.

The vestibular system allows the stabilization of visual images in the retina during displacement, thus contributing to the maintenance of postural balance. There are projections from the vestibular nuclei to the cerebral cortex, specifically hippocampus and the temporo-parietal region, related to the so-called spatial cognition and to some non- spatial cognitive processes such as attention and numerical calculation. A literature review on study and research areas related to these processes is presented. Academic Google and PubMed search engines were utilized with a total of 44 articles found, two of which were textbook chapters. Pertinent conclusions are elaborated.

Keywords : Spatial cognition; non-spatial cognition; vestibular system; vestibular cortex.

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