MACULA

is also known as the body's own gyroscope is a collection of sensory tissues in the utricle and saccule found in the inner ear. They provide constant information about the position and orientation of the body in relation to gravity relaying this information back to the brain.

MACULA: "The macula is an essential piece of equipment our body's use as a gyroscope to ensure balance is maintained. The macula is actually a collection of tissues such as the utricle and saccule which are found in the inner ear."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "MACULA," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/macula/ (accessed November 17, 2019).
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