Anatomical evidence for binaural processing in the descending octaval nucleus of the toadfish (Opsanus tau).

@article{EddsWalton1998AnatomicalEF,
  title={Anatomical evidence for binaural processing in the descending octaval nucleus of the toadfish (Opsanus tau).},
  author={Peggy L. Edds-Walton},
  journal={Hearing research},
  year={1998},
  volume={123 1-2},
  pages={41-54}
}
The connections of a potential auditory circuit were determined in the medulla of the toadfish (Opsanus tau). Fluorescent dextran amines placed in the medial torus semicircularis (mTS) retrogradely filled cells primarily in the dorsal region of the descending octaval nuclei (DON) with contralateral predominance. Fluorescent dextran amines placed in the DON revealed commissural fibers that cross the midline with the internal arcuate tract. The interconnections are consistent with a dorsal… CONTINUE READING