A Potential System of Delay-Lines in the Dolphin Auditory Brainstem

  • John M. Zook
  • Ralph A. DiCaprio
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 196)


This is the second of an ongoing series of reports on the comparative cytoarchitecture of the dolphin auditory brainstem. The previous report (Zook et al., 1988) focused on unusually ordered cell arrangements within three auditory brainstem cell groups: the ventral cochlear nucleus (VCN), the medial nucleus of the trapezoid body (MNTB) and the ventral nucleus of the lateral lemniscus. Part of each cell group is distinguished by an orderly alignment of cells into straight rows or columns.


Principal Cell Temporal Delay Initial Axon Segment Axon Diameter Ventral Cochlear Nucleus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John M. Zook
    • 1
  • Ralph A. DiCaprio
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Zoological & Biomedical Sciences and College of Osteopathic MedicineOhio UniversityAthensUSA

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