The three half-circular, interconnected tubular canals in the inner ear, namely the horizontal semicircular canal, anterior semicircular canal and posterior semicircular canal.
In mammals, the size of the semicircular canals is correlated with their type of locomotion. Specifically, species that are agile and have fast, jerky locomotion have larger canals relative to their body size than those that move more cautiously.
See also: vestibular apparatus
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What exactly happens in the semicurcular canals when a person begin to spin off balance? As far as I understand, during normal rotational movement endolymph in semicircular canals moves in the opposite direction of the body's rotation due to inertia, that ...
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