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Title Auditory and vestibular efferents / David K. Ryugo, Richard R. Fay, Arthur N. Popper, editors
Published New York : Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 359 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Springer handbook of auditory research
Springer handbook of auditory research ; v. 38
Contents Auditory and Vestibular Efferents; Series Preface; Volume Preface; Contents; Contributors; Chapter 1: Introduction to Efferent Systems; Chapter 2: Anatomy of Olivocochlear Neurons; Chapter 3: Physiology of the Medial and Lateral Olivocochlear Systems; Chapter 4: Pharmacology and Neurochemistry of Olivocochlear Efferents; Chapter 5: Cholinergic Inhibition of Hair Cells; Chapter 6: The Efferent Vestibular System; Chapter 7: Development of the Inner Ear Efferent System; Chapter 8: Evolution of the Octavolateral Efferent System; Chapter 9: Central Descending Auditory Pathways
Summary Efferent sensory systems have emerged as major components of processing by the central nervous system. Whereas the afferent sensory systems bring environmental information into the brain, efferent systems function to monitor, sharpen, and attend selectively to certain stimuli while ignoring others. This ability of the brain to implement these functions enables the organism to make fine discriminations and to respond appropriately to environmental conditions so that survival is enhanced. Our focus will be on auditory and vestibular efferents, topics linked together by the inner ear connection
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Efferent pathways.
Auditory pathways.
Vestibular apparatus.
Auditory Pathways -- physiology.
Ear, Inner -- physiology.
Neurons, Efferent -- physiology.
Vestibulocochlear Nerve -- physiology.
Form Electronic book
Author Ryugo, David K.
Fay, Richard R.
Popper, Arthur N.
LC no. 2010937633
ISBN 9781441970701 (electronic bk.)
1441970703 (electronic bk.)