The Mammalian Auditory Pathways

Synaptic Organization and Microcircuits

  • Douglas L. Oliver
  • Nell B. Cant
  • Richard R. Fay
  • Arthur N. Popper

Part of the Springer Handbook of Auditory Research book series (SHAR, volume 65)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Douglas L. Oliver, Nell B. Cant
    Pages 1-6
  3. Laurence O. Trussell, Donata Oertel
    Pages 73-99
  4. Tetsufumi Ito, Manuel S. Malmierca
    Pages 127-167
  5. Eike Budinger, Patrick O. Kanold
    Pages 199-233
  6. Brett R. Schofield, Laura Hurley
    Pages 235-267

About this book


This volume presents an overview of the functional anatomy of the central auditory system integrated with cell biology, synaptic physiology, and electrophysiology.

Introduction to Mammalian Auditory Pathways
Douglas L. Oliver and Nell B. Cant
Overview of Auditory Projection Pathways and Intrinsic Microcircuits 
Nell B. Cant and Douglas L. Oliver
Microcircuits of the Ventral Cochlear Nucleus
Maria E. Rubio
Microcircuits of the Dorsal Cochlear Nucleus
Laurence O. Trussell and Donata Oertel
Integration of Synaptic and Intrinsic Conductances Shapes                              Microcircuits in the Superior Olivary Complex
Conny Kopp-Scheinpflug and Ian D. Forsythe
Neurons, Connections, and Microcircuits of the Inferior Colliculus
Tetsufumi Ito and Manuel S. Malmierca
Sensing Sound Through Thalamocortical Afferent Architecture and                Cortical Microcircuits
Heather L. Read and Alex D. Reyes
Auditory Cortex Circuits
Eike Budinger and Patrick Kanold
Circuits for Modulation of Auditory Function
        Brett R. Schofield and Laura Hurley

Douglas S. Oliver is Professor in the Department of Neuroscience, UConn Health, University of Connecticut, Farmington

Nell B. Cant is Professor in the Department of Neurobiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham

Richard R. Fay is Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology at Loyola University Chicago

Arthur N. Popper is Professor Emeritus and research Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Maryland, College Park


cell biology electrophysiology synaptic physiology intrinsic microcircuits ventral cochlear nucleus dorsal cochlear nucleus superior olivary complex inferior colliculus Thalamocortical Afferent Architecture modulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Douglas L. Oliver
    • 1
  • Nell B. Cant
    • 2
  • Richard R. Fay
    • 3
  • Arthur N. Popper
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of NeuroscienceUConn Health, University of ConnecticutFarmingtonUSA
  2. 2.Department of NeurobiologyDuke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA
  3. 3.Loyola University ChicagoChicagoUSA
  4. 4.Department of BiologyUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-71796-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-71798-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0947-2657
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-1897
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