Plastic Changes in the Inferior Colliculus Following Cochlear Destruction

  • Ikuo Taniguchi


Local neuronal activity in the central nervous system is closely coupled to the rate of local glucose consumption. If functional alterations occur locally in the central nervous system in response to peripheral damage, an autoradiographic technique using 14C deoxyglucose (DG) (Sokoloff et al., 1977) can monitor the nature of the induced change in activity, and provide an estimate of its magnitude. In the present study plastic changes in the inferior colliculus (IC) following cochlear destruction were studied by the DG technique.


Inferior Colliculus aUdiogenic Seizure Somatosensory Input Inferior Colliculus Neuron Autoradiographic Technique 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ikuo Taniguchi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysiologyDokkyo University School of MedicineMibu, Shimotsuga, Tochigi 321-02Japan

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