Plasticity in the development of afferent patterns in the inferior colliculus of the rat after unilateral cochlear ablation.

@article{Gabriele2000PlasticityIT,
  title={Plasticity in the development of afferent patterns in the inferior colliculus of the rat after unilateral cochlear ablation.},
  author={Mark L Gabriele and Judy Karen Brunso-Bechtold and Craig K Henkel},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={2000},
  volume={20 18},
  pages={6939-49}
}
The central nucleus of the inferior colliculus (IC) is the site of convergence for nearly all ascending monaural and binaural projections. Several of these inputs, including inhibitory connections from the dorsal nucleus of the lateral lemniscus (DNLL), are highly ordered and organized into series of afferent bands or patches. Although inputs to the IC from the contralateral DNLL are present in the rat by birth [postnatal day 0 (P0)], the earliest indications of band formation are not evident… CONTINUE READING