Plasticity of the Auditory System

  • Thomas N. Parks
  • Edwin W. Rubel
  • Arthur N. Popper
  • Richard R. Fay

Part of the Springer Handbook of Auditory Research book series (SHAR, volume 23)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Edwin W. Rubel, Thomas N. Parks, Lance Zirpel
    Pages 8-48
  3. David R. Moore, Andrew J. King
    Pages 96-172
  4. Reinhard Lakes-Harlan
    Pages 285-312
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 313-324

About this book


The auditory system has a remarkable ability to adjust to an ever-changing environment. The six review chapters that comprise Plasticity of the Central Auditory System cover a spectrum of issues concerning this ability to adapt, defined by the widely applicable term "plasticity". With chapters focusing on the development of the cochlear nucleus, the mammalian superior olivary complex, plasticity in binaural hearing, plasticity in the auditory cortex, neural plasticity in bird songs, and plasticity in the insect auditory system, this volume represents much of the most current research in this field. The volume is thorough enough to stand alone, but is closely related a previous SHAR volume, Development of the Auditory System (Volume 9) by Rubel, Popper, and Fay. The book fully addresses the difficulties, challenges, and complexities of this topic as it applies to the auditory development of a wide variety of species.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas N. Parks
    • 1
  • Edwin W. Rubel
    • 2
  • Arthur N. Popper
    • 3
  • Richard R. Fay
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Neurobiology & AnatomyUniversity of Utah School of MedicineSalt Lake CityUSA
  2. 2.Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center and Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck SurgeryUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  3. 3.Department of Biology and Neuroscience and Cognitive Science ProgramUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA
  4. 4.Department of Psychology and Parmly Hearing InstituteLoyola University of ChicagoChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-1932-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-4219-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0947-2657
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