Postnatal Development of Auditory Nerve Projections to the Cochlear Nucleus in Monodelphis Domestica

  • Frank H. Willard
Part of the NATO ASI series book series (NSSA, volume 239)


The external world is represented in the central nervous system by a series of topographic maps or graphs (Changeux,’ 86; Udin and Fawcett,’ 88). These maps are composed of precisely ordered sets of neurons whose organization is a function of the distribution of sensory receptors in the skin, eyes, or ears. Understanding the development of these patterned relationships between the receptor organ and its central pathway is critical to the knowledge of sensory system ontogeny.


Auditory Nerve Inferior Colliculus Basilar Membrane Cochlear Nucleus Auditory Nerve Fiber 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frank H. Willard
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  1. 1.Department of AnatomyUniversity of New EnglandBiddefordUSA

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