Vestibular Action and Perception without Vestibular Migraine

Title Vestibular Screening Protocol
MEEI Protocol ID 13-087H
National Clinical Trial (NCT) Number Not applicable
Condition Vestibular action and perception
Sponsor NIH
Principal Investigator Daniel M. Merfeld, Ph.D.
Study Design This research study is non-invasive. We will ask you to fill out questionnaires/surveys and to participate in a clinical screening session to determine your eligibility to participate in one or more tasks related to motion perception or spatial orientation.
Study Objective We are interested to learn how information from different sensory systems, including the vestibular system (that portion of the inner ear which measures both motion and orientation of the head), is used by the brain to yield cognitive perceptions of tilt and motion to control balance and posture, and to evoke automatic eye movements.
Who is Eligible We are looking for subjects 14-80 years of age, to participate in one or more research investigations at the Jenks Vestibular Physiology Lab in the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.
Subject Enrollment We are currently recruiting normal subjects and patients previously diagnosed with vestibular migraine.
Study Procedures As a subject, you will be asked to complete questionnaires/surveys. You may be asked to go through a set of standard clinical vestibular tests. More information about the tasks will be available after the screening process.
For More Information If you are interested in volunteering or want to know more, please contact the Jenks Vestibular Physiology Laboratory at

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