The Auditory Cortex

  • Jeffery A. Winer
  • Christoph E. Schreiner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Matthew I. Banks, Philip H. Smith
    Pages 75-97
  3. Josef P. Rauschecker, Lizabeth M. Romanski
    Pages 99-116
  4. Troy A. Hackett, Dennis P. Phillips
    Pages 117-131
  5. Mark N. Wallace, Jufang He
    Pages 133-145
  6. Hisayuki Ojima, Eric M. Rouiller
    Pages 171-188
  7. Manuel S. Malmierca, David K. Ryugo
    Pages 189-208
  8. Michael Wehr, Raju Metherate
    Pages 235-249
  9. Christoph E. Schreiner, Robert C. Froemke, Craig A. Atencio
    Pages 275-308
  10. Jos J. Eggermont, Xiaoqin Wang
    Pages 309-328
  11. Andrew J. King, John C. Middlebrooks
    Pages 329-341
  12. Jagmeet S. Kanwal, Günter Ehret
    Pages 343-367
  13. Henning Scheich, Frank W. Ohl
    Pages 369-387
  14. Stephen G. Lomber, Amee J. McMillan
    Pages 389-405

About this book


This volume is a summary and synthesis of the current state of auditory forebrain organization. It addresses a clinical and academic research area that has experienced substantial progress in understanding the contribution of the auditory forebrain (that is, the medial geniculate body, the auditory cortex, and limbic-related structures) to hearing, sound localization, communication, emotive behavior, and cognition. While much of this work has been summarized in brief review form, a more synoptic and integrative treatment has been needed. The Auditory Cortex looks back on 100 years of the discipline of auditory forebrain studies with a view to framing a future agenda. As new methods emerge and as older approaches exhaust their potential, it provides a summing up of the field and forges a prospectus for future work. The goal of this volume is to provide an experimental foundation and a conceptual framework for the auditory forebrain useful to the discipline as a whole, which one might consult as both a summary of work in progress and an invitation to explore further.

The Auditory Cortex is a timely contribution in view of the growing interest in this network as the arbiter for hearing, and as a key element in the larger communications network that spans and links the parietal, temporal, and frontal cortices. It provides an introduction to the auditory forebrain and to the neural basis of central auditory processing for neuroscientists, psychologists, clinicians, otolaryngologists, and graduate and postgraduate research workers in the field of sensory and sensory-motor systems.

About the Editors:
Dr. Jeffery A. Winer was a Professor of Neurobiology in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California at Berkeley. He used structural studies of the central auditory pathway as a model system to address significant neurobiological questions about neural circuitry in a functional context. The comparative, structural, and functional accessibility of the central auditory pathway provided him with a powerful system in which to pursue functional questions in the context of systems neuroscience.

Dr. Christoph E. Schreiner is Professor and Vice-Chair in the Department of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery and a Member of the W.M. Keck Foundation Center for Integrative Neuroscience and the Coleman Memorial Laboratory at the University of California at San Francisco. His main scientific interests are centered around the processing of complex sounds in the auditory midbrain, thalamus, and cortex.

Editors and affiliations

  • Jeffery A. Winer
    • 1
  • Christoph E. Schreiner
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. Molecular & Cell BiologyUniversity of California, BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.WM Keck Foundation Center for, Integrative NeurosciencesUniversity of California, San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-0073-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-0074-6
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