Nato Science Series A:

The Mammalian Cochlear Nuclei

Organization and Function

Editors: Merchán, M.A., Juiz, J.M., Godfrey, D.A., Mugnaini, E. (Eds.)

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The presence of sophisticated auditory processing in mammals has permitted perhaps the most significant evolutionary development in humans: that of language. An understanding of the neural basis of hearing is thus a starting point for elucidating the mechanisms that are essential to human communication. The cochlear nucleus is the first region of the brain to receive input from the inner ear and is therefore the earliest stage in the central nervous system at which auditory signals are processed for distribution to higher centers. Clarifying its role in the central auditory pathway is crucial to our knowledge of how the brain deals with complex stimuli such as speech, and is also essential for understanding the central effects of peripheral sensorineural hearing loss caused by, for example, aging, ototoxic drugs, and noise. Ambitious new developments to assist people with total sensorineural deafness, including both cochlear and cochleus nuclear implants, require a detailed knowledge of the neural signals received by the brainstem and how these are processed. Recently, many new data have been obtained on the structure and function of the cochlear nucleus utilizing combinations of anatomical, physiological, pharmacological and molecular biological procedures. Approaches such as intracellular dye-filling of physiologically identified neurons, localization of classical neurotransmitters, peptides, receptors and special proteins, or gene expression have opened the door to novel morphofunctional correlations.

Table of contents (40 chapters)

Table of contents (40 chapters)
  • The Cellular Basis for Signal Processing in the Mammalian Cochlear Nuclei

    Morest, D. Kent

    Pages 1-18

  • Cell Birth, Formation of Efferent Connections, and Establishment of Tonotopic Order in the Rat Cochlear Nucleus

    Friauf, Eckhard (et al.)

    Pages 19-28

  • Postnatal Development of Auditory Nerve Projections to the Cochlear Nucleus in Monodelphis Domestica

    Willard, Frank H.

    Pages 29-42

  • Anatomical and Physiological Studies of Type I and Type II Spiral Ganglion Neurons

    Brown, M. Christian

    Pages 43-54

  • Topographic Organization of Inner Hair Cell Synapses and Cochlear Spiral Ganglion Projections to the Ventral Cochlear Nucleus

    Leake, Patricia A. (et al.)

    Pages 55-63

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Mammalian Cochlear Nuclei
Book Subtitle
Organization and Function
Editors
  • Miguel A. Merchán
  • Jose M. Juiz
  • Donald A. Godfrey
  • Enrico Mugnaini
Series Title
Nato Science Series A:
Series Volume
239
Copyright
1993
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-2932-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-2932-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-6273-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
532
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