Auditory and Vestibular Research http://avr.tums.ac.ir/index.php/avr en-US <p><strong>Copyright and Conflict of Interest<br /> </strong>All submitted manuscripts should be accompanied with a statement from the author, showing there is no conflict of interest regarding that article. A conflict of interest, here, is a situation in which a medical research scientist, has competing professional or personal interests that make it difficult to fulfill his duties fairly. A conflict of interest can exist even if no unethical or improper act results from it, and can create an appearance of impropriety that can undermine confidence in the person or profession.<br /> The right is reserved for the journal to accept or reject the submitted article or incorporate any changes deemed necessary by the editorial board to make contributions harmonize the editorial standards of the journal.<br /> Accepted papers become the permanent property of Auditory and Vestibular Research.<br /> The act of submitting a manuscript to the journal carries with it the right to publish that paper and implies the transfer of the copyright from the author to the Publisher.</p> avr@tums.ac.ir (Auditory and Vestibular Research) journals@tums.ac.ir (TUMS Technical Support) Wed, 10 Oct 2018 15:01:22 +0330 OJS 3.1.1.0 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Vestibular contribution to memory processing http://avr.tums.ac.ir/index.php/avr/article/view/739 <pre>Introduction: The vestibular system makes it possible to stabilize the head and body, spatial orientation, and gaze stability with processing of sensory inputs. There is much evidence that vestibular information is also involved in higher (cognitive) functions. For this purpose, in this article, we will review the impact of the vestibular system on memory as one of the cognitive functions.</pre> <pre>Results: In this overview, the search for related articles in the Google Scholar, Pubmed, Springer and Scopus databases was conducted with the key words of the vestibular system, memory, and cognitive functions. A total of 123 articles were found in this field, but because of their lack of direct relevance to the subject, repetition and oldness, only 70 articles that were written between 1989 and 2017 were used.</pre> <pre>Clinical and laboratory findings indicate the association of vestibular inputs (beyond postural control and oculomotor) with a variety of higher functions, especially memory. Since part of the memory function is determined by other cognitive processes (i.e., attention, understanding, performance, motivation), the study of the effect of vestibular inputs on these functions provides a more accurate view of how the vestibular inputs affect memory performance.</pre> <pre>Conclusion: Although current knowledge about memory-vestibular interactions is increasing, but why and how the vestibular signals are involved in memory representations is still limited and further studies are needed to determine the theoretical basis of vestibular involvement in the processing of memory.</pre> Abdollah Moossavi, Meymaneh Jafari ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://avr.tums.ac.ir/index.php/avr/article/view/739 Tue, 08 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0330