Serotonergic innervation of the auditory brainstem of the Mexican free-tailed bat, Tadarida brasiliensis.

@article{Hurley2001SerotonergicIO,
  title={Serotonergic innervation of the auditory brainstem of the Mexican free-tailed bat, Tadarida brasiliensis.},
  author={Laura M. Hurley and Ann M. Thompson},
  journal={The Journal of comparative neurology},
  year={2001},
  volume={435 1},
  pages={78-88}
}
Anatomical and electrophysiological evidence suggests that serotonin alters the processing of sound in the auditory brainstem of many mammalian species. The Mexican free-tailed bat is a hearing specialist, like other microchiropteran bats. At the same time, many aspects of its auditory brainstem are similar to those in other mammals. This dichotomy raises an interesting question regarding the serotonergic innervation of the bat auditory brainstem: Is the serotonergic input to the auditory… CONTINUE READING