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Central Auditory Processing

  • Harunori Ohmori
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Abstract

How sensation is created in the brain is still one of the greatest mysteries of neuroscience. Perhaps, the sensation is not formed in the telencephalon alone, but it should be created in a more dynamic manner through the interaction of ascending and descending signals in the subcortical nuclei. The integrated sensory signals in the telencephalon are transmitted back to the subcortical nuclei through the descending cortico-fugal pathways and will modulate the processing of ascending signals. Through the feedback activity, sensation will be formed as a refined neural activity. All these processes of neural activity would make even the adult cortex plastic, ultimately.

Keywords

Auditory signal processing Auditory cortical plasticity Song learning in song birds Cortico-fugal projection Photometric patch electrode 

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  • Harunori Ohmori
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  1. 1.Faculty of MedicineEmeritus Professor of Kyoto UniversityKyotoJapan

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