Action of Putative Neurotransmitters and Neuromodulators on Neurones in the Ventral Nucleus of the Trapezoid Body
Neurones of the ventral nucleus of the trapezoid body (VNTB) contribute variously to the ascending and descending auditory pathways (Winter et al., 1989; Warr & Beck, 1996; Spangler et al., 1987). By virtue of this connectivity, the VNTB has the potential to influence processing of auditory information in a variety of ways, either by contributing to processing at the brainstem level, or by altering the features of incoming afferent informa- tion at lower stages, even at the level of the organ of Corti.
KeywordsInferior Colliculus Superior Olivary Complex Neuroactive Substance Trapezoid Body Ventral Nucleus
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