Info on spiral ganglion sought ("Dr L S Smith (Staff)" )

Subject: Info on spiral ganglion sought
From:    "Dr L S Smith (Staff)"  <l.s.smith(at)CS.STIR.AC.UK>
Date:    Thu, 11 Apr 1996 09:16:41 +0100

Dear all: I am looking for information on the neural structure of the spiral ganglion: specifically (i) What is the pattern of innervation from the cochlear nerve to the spiral ganglion? So far as I can work out (mostly from Pickles, "Intro to the Physiology of Hearing", p34-7), spiral ganglion cells are bipolar, with one process (dendritic?) innervating the inner hair cells (mostly), and the other process becoming the auditory nerve. Is there any spread in the innervation of the spiral ganglion cells by the IHC's? (ii) Do the neurons of the spiral ganglion interact with (excite/inhibit through interneurons) each other? I am looking for this information as part of work on auditory modelling. I would be very grateful for pointers to any references to the detailed neurophysiology of this ganglion. Dr Leslie S. Smith Dept of Computing and Mathematics, Univ of Stirling Stirling FK9 4LA Scotland l.s.smith(at) (NeXTmail welcome) Tel (44) 1786 467435 Fax (44) 1786 464551 www

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