Norman L Strominger

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The autoradiographic tracing method has been used to analyze the distribution of ascending tectofugal pathways in the rhesus monkey. Our findings show that axons which arise from deep collicular neurons terminate within several dorsal thalamic nuclei which in turn project upon the frontal eye fields (area 8) and the inferior parietal lobule (area 7). Both(More)
Using a modification of Aghajanian and Rasmussen's techniques, we have developed an adult rat cervical spinal cord slice preparation in which motoneurons remain viable. Key factors are replacement of all sodium ions in the perfusion medium with sucrose during cutting and incubation, and gentle manipulation of the tissues to prevent root damage during(More)
The cytology of the superior olivary complex was studied in nissl stained sections of eight human brainstems, including adult, infant and fetus, and in the brains of ten juvenile rhesus monkeys. The most prominent components of the superior olivary complex of primates were specifically investigated, i.e. the medial (SOM) and lateral (SOL) superior olivary(More)
Auditory-visual cross-modal innervation was examined in control (sighted, ZRDCT-N) and congenitally anophthalmic (eyeless, ZRDCT-AN) mice using electrophysiological recording and pathway tracing with carbocyanine dyes. Electrophysiological data demonstrate that the primary visual cortex of congenitally eyeless, blind, mice receives auditory stimuli.(More)
In the cat, somatosensory nuclei send substantial projections to the inferior olive, where they terminate in a somatotopic fashion. Although the organization of the cat inferior olive has been used to interpret data from other species, published data suggest this organization may not occur universally. The present study investigated whether the inferior(More)
An electrolytic lesion centered just dorsal to, and grazing the superior surface of, the rostral red nucleus (RNr) was produced stereotactically in a single chimpanzee. Perikarya of the ipsilateral RNr exhibited retrograde cell changes, demonstrating interruption of its efferent fibers. The degenerated rubro-olivary tract was followed in silver impregnated(More)
Congenitally anophthalmic mice (ZRDCT-AN) have circadian rhythms which 'free-run' and are not light modulated. Their rhythms differ from those of controls in: duration of circadian period, length of active phase, and pattern/intensity of activity. Three different populations have been described based upon wheel-running: rhythmic with stable period, rhythmic(More)
Substantial portions of the dorsal, and almost the entire posteroventral and anteroventral (Av) cochlear nuclei were aspirated unilaterally in a chimpanzee. Axonal degeneration was studied by the Fink-Heimer method. The greatest amount of degeneration was followed medially from the region of Av into the lateral part of the trapezoid body. Degeneration also(More)
The motor neuron degeneration (Mnd) is characterized by a progressive deterioration of motor function (stiff-legged gait, abnormal limb placements and grasping, and finally paralysis; moving from rear to forelimbs). There is a dramatic degeneration of spinal cord motor neurons, more severe in the lumbosacral than in the other regions, as well as variable(More)