The Central Auditory System

The Central Auditory System

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An all-in-one-volume approach to the structure and function of the central auditory system of mammals, this richly illustrated book provides a concise overview of the subject in the first chapter, followed by an in-depth treatment of all levels of the central auditory pathway in the next four chapters. The authors expertly integrate general aspects of sound processing at a given level of the system with special topics relevant to that level. The emphasis shifts from a cellular level of auditory analysis at the first brain centre to the interplay of fifteen centres in a maze of connecting loops using various neurotransmitters, to the organisation of topographic maps of neuronal responses in the midbrain, to questions of how a highly parallel and hierarchical system of distributed thalamic and cortical information channels can function so that, finally, sounds may be perceived and recognized. This book is intended for both the researcher who needs a quick reference, and the expert with a more specialized and detailed interest in the subject.show more

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  • Hardback | 414 pages
  • 157.5 x 236.2 x 38.1mm | 884.52g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Subsequent
  • numerous line drawings, tables
  • 0195096843
  • 9780195096842
  • 2,042,585

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How does the brain process the diversity of sounds that the ear can hear? This question lies at the center of this book, a comprehensive source of knowledge written by internationally renowned experts from both sides of the Atlantic. Richly illustrated, this volume covers the structure and function of the central auditory system of mammals in a unique format intended to make the information useful to both beginners and experienced researchers. It starts with a concise overview of the entire subject in the first chapter, and then provides an in-depth treatment of all levels of the central auditory pathway in the next four chapters. The idea is to provide a single reference source at a level suitable to advanced students of neurobiology and auditory science, as well as seasoned researchers in these fields. Otolaryngologists and neurologists should also find this book informative and useful.show more

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a detailed review, as exhaustive as possible, of the structure and function of the central auditory pathways...It is certain that for years this outstanding and well-documented book will be considered a reference source for scientists, students and researchers dealing with central auditory pathways and auditory processing. It will also be useful to all clinicians, neurologists and neuro-psychologists anxious to support clinical data with documentary experimental evidence. * Catherine Fischer, European Neurology, Vol.40, no.2, 1998 *show more

Table of contents

PART 1. FUNCTIONAL ORGANIZATION OF THE AUDITORY PATHWAYS (E.M. ROUILLER) ; CHAPTER 1. PRIMARY AUDITORY NEURONS (AUDITORY NERVE) ; CHAPTER 2. COCHLEAR NUCLEUS ; CHAPTER 3. SUPERIOR OLIVARY COMPLEX (SOC) ; CHAPTER 4. LATERAL LEMNISCUS ; CHAPTER 5. INFERIOR COLLICULUS ; CHAPTER 6. SUPERIOR COLLICULUS ; CHAPTER 7. THALAMUS AND CEREBRAL CORTEX ; CHAPTER 8. PARALLEL AND HIERARCHICAL ORGANIZATION ; CHAPTER 9. DESCENDING AUDITORY PATHWAYS ("FEEDBACK") ; CHAPTER 10. BRAINSTEM AUDITORY EVOKED POTENTIALS ; PART 2. ANATOMICAL AND FUNCTIONAL ASPECTS OF THE COCHLEAR NUCLEUS (R. ROMAND AND P. AVAN) ; CHAPTER 1. ANATOMY OF THE COCHLEAR NUCLEUS ; CHAPTER 2. NEUROPHARMACOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF THE COCHLEAR NUCLEUS ; CHAPTER 3. THE FUNCTIONAL ACTIVITY OF THE COCHLEAR NUCLEUS ; PART 3. SUPERIOR OLIVARY COMPLEX AND NUCLEI OF THE LATERAL LEMNISCUS (R.H. HELFERT AND A. ASCHOFF) ; CHAPTER 1. SUPERIOR OLIVARY COMPLEX ; CHAPTER 2. NUCLEI OF THE LATERAL LEMNISCUS ; PART 4. THE AUDITORY MIDBRAIN, A "SHUNTING-YARD" OF ACOUSTICAL INFORMATION PROCESSING (G. EHRET) ; CHAPTER 1. THE STRUCTURE BEHIND MECHANISMS ; CHAPTER 2. MECHANISMS OF FUNCTION ; CHAPTER 3. CONTRIBUTIONS TO HEARING ; PART 5. ACOUSTICAL INFORMATION PROCESSING IN THE AUDITORY THALAMUS AND CEREBRAL CORTEX (F. DE RIBAUPIERRE) ; CHAPTER 1. AUDITORY THALAMUS ; CHAPTER 2. AUDITORY CORTEX ; CHAPTER 3. CORTICO-THALAMIC CONNECTIONS ; CHAPTER 4. INTRACORTICAL AND INTERHEMISPHERIC CONNECTIONSshow more

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