Rotation compensating reflexes independent of the labyrinth

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DELIUS, Juan, Fritz W. VOLLRATH, 1973. Rotation compensating reflexes independent of the labyrinth. In: Journal of Comparative Physiology. 83(2), pp. 123-134. ISSN 0340-7594. Available under: doi: 10.1007/BF00696891

@article{Delius1973Rotat-20272, title={Rotation compensating reflexes independent of the labyrinth}, year={1973}, doi={10.1007/BF00696891}, number={2}, volume={83}, issn={0340-7594}, journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology}, pages={123--134}, author={Delius, Juan and Vollrath, Fritz W.} }

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