The Nuclei of the Lateral Lemniscus

Old Views and New Perspectives
  • Miguel A. Merchán
  • Manuel S. Malmierca
  • Victoria M. Bajo
  • Jan G. Bjaalie

Abstract

A unique feature of the auditory brainstem is the divergent/convergent nature of the path- ways from the auditory nerve to the inferior colliculus (IC, reviewed in Irvine, 1992). Some of the projections from the cochlear nucleus complex to the IC are direct while others are indirect via the superior olivary complex and the nuclei of the lateral lemniscus (NLL). In these nuclei, sig- nificant monaural and binaural information are extracted from the auditory signal.

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Neurol Peri Leucine Dextran Tral 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Miguel A. Merchán
    • 1
  • Manuel S. Malmierca
    • 1
  • Victoria M. Bajo
    • 1
  • Jan G. Bjaalie
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratory of the Neurobiology of Hearing Department of Cellular Biology and Pathology Faculty of MedicineUniversity of SalamancaSpain
  2. 2.Department of Anatomy Institute of Basic Medical SciencesUniversity of OsloNorway

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