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Toward a Synthesis of Cellular Auditory Forebrain Functional Organization

  • Jeffery A. Winer
  • Christoph E. Schreiner
Chapter

Abstract

There is no global theory of auditory forebrain function since the facts available cannot support such an edifice. New technologies, some outlined in the previous chapters, have broadened the issues of functional organization and elevated the discussion to more global perspectives. In the following we are not attempting to provide a global synthesis. We rather address some questions preliminary to such a theory with the explicit view from the cellular level.

Keywords

Auditory Cortex Inferior Colliculus GABAergic Neuron Basilar Membrane Cochlear Nucleus 
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Abbreviations

AAF

anterior auditory field

AC

auditory cortex

AI

primary auditory cortex

GABA

gamma aminobutyric acid

IC

inferior colliculus

MGB

medial geniculate body

TC

thalamocortical

Notes

Acknowledgments

This work was supported by United States Public Health Service grants R01 DC02260-16 (C.E.S.) and DC02319-30 (J.A.W.).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Neurobiology, Department of Molecular and Cell BiologyUniversity of California at BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Coleman Memorial Laboratory, Department of OtolaryngologyW.M. Keck Center for Integrative Neuroscience, University of California, School of MedicineSan FranciscoUSA

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