Development of auditory brainstem circuitry

  title={Development of auditory brainstem circuitry},
  author={Eckhard Friauf and Christian Lohmann},
  journal={Cell and Tissue Research},
Despite its complexity, the neural circuitry in the auditory brainstem of vertebrates displays a fascinating amount of order. How is this order established in such a precise manner during ontogeny? In this review, we will summarize evidence for both activity-independent and activity-dependent processes involved in the generation of the auditory brainstem circuitry of birds and mammals. An example of activity-independent processes is the emergence of crude topography, which, most probably, is… CONTINUE READING