Plastic Changes in the Inferior Colliculus Following Cochlear Destruction
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.
KeywordsInferior Colliculus aUdiogenic Seizure Somatosensory Input Inferior Colliculus Neuron Autoradiographic Technique
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