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13:00 15 January 2016

Lateral Thinking: Commissural Interaction in the Inferior Colliculus


Seminar Room G33 | UCL Ear Institute (link Map)
332 Grays Inn Road | London | WC1X 8EE | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Student

Speaker: Adrian Rees, Newcastle University

The inferior colliculus sits at the head of the brainstem where it receives ascending input from many auditory brainstem nuclei, descending connections from the cortex, and gives rise to the final common path to the thalamus and, ultimately, the cortex. But often neglected in our thinking about the IC is the one of largest inputs it receives from any single source - the band of fibres projecting from its twin via the commissure of the IC. In this seminar I will discuss anatomical and physiological experiments that are attempting to explain the role of the commissure in hearing.


Roland Schaette
Please email | r.schaette@ucl.ac.uk