Localization of Cortical Neurons Projecting to the Inferior Colliculus in the Rat and Guinea Pig

  • R. Druga
  • J. Syka
  • G. Rajkowska-Markow


The descendent part of the acoustic pathway is a complicated multisynaptic projection system originating in the cerebral cortex and terminating on the receptors of the Corti organ. One of the important components of this system are cortico- collicular projections. Investigations in several mammalian species have demonstrated a direct projection from the auditory cortex to the inferior colliculus (Kuypers and Lawrence, 1967; Diamond et al., 1969; Rockel and Jones, 1973, a, b; Forbes and Moskowitz, 1974; Martin et al., 1975; Casseday et al., 1976; Cooper and Young, 1976; FitzPatrick and Imig, 1978; Adams, 1980; Willard and Martin, 1983, 1984).


Auditory Cortex Inferior Colliculus Dorsal Nucleus Dorsal Cortex Cortical Field 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Druga
    • 1
  • J. Syka
    • 2
  • G. Rajkowska-Markow
    • 3
  1. 1.Inst. of Anatomy, Medical FacultyCharles UniversityPragueCzechoslovakia
  2. 2.Inst. of Experimental MedicineCzechoslov. Acad. SciencesPragueCzechoslovakia
  3. 3.Inst. Exp. BiologyWarsawPoland

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