Re: cochlear nucleus : Higher level then the audio periphery (David Mountain )

Subject: Re: cochlear nucleus : Higher level then the audio periphery
From:    David Mountain  <dcm(at)BU.EDU>
Date:    Fri, 20 Sep 2002 08:49:48 -0400

There is a cochlear nucleus on both sides of the brain stem and the cochlear nucleus is made up of several subdivisions that appear to be specialized to process different types of information. The cochlear nuclei receive their major input from the auditory nerve but they also receive input from their partner on the opposite side and they also receive input from higher auditory structures and from the somatosensory system. The cochlear efferents do not originate in the cochlear nucleus, but rather from the superior olivary complex. If you would like to learn more about the details of these systems, I would recommend reading: "Integrative Functions in The Mammalian Auditory Pathway." Oertel D, Fay RR, Popper AN Eds. Springer Handbook for Auditory Research. Springer, NY (2002). -------------------------------------------------------------------- David C. Mountain, Ph.D. Professor of Biomedical Engineering Boston University 44 Cummington St. Boston, MA 02215 Email: dcm(at) Website: Phone: (617) 353-4343 FAX: (617) 353-6766 Office: ERB 413 On Fri, 20 Sep 2002, Matt Flax wrote: > Hello, > > I know there are some people out there who have some idea about this > topic, so I pass some questions / statements onto you. > > Can anybody correct this and tell me more ???? (references are ok if > you don't have time to tell everything !!!) > thanks in advance > > Note: If you talk about experiments please name the mammal used. Mammals > only too ... no offense to the trees and reptiles and birds etc. > > a] There are 2 cochlea nuclei in peoples brains > b] Each cochlea nucleus operates only on afferent neural information > from the relevant cochlea (left or right). > c] The cochlea nucleus paths some efferent information back to the > cochlea ??? > d] How is afferent information processed into efferent information. > > thanks > Matt > > -- > > > WSOLA TimeScale Audio Mod : > FFTw C++ : > Vector Bass : > Multimedia Time Code : >

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