Somatosensory influence on the cochlear nucleus and beyond.

  title={Somatosensory influence on the cochlear nucleus and beyond.},
  author={Susan E. Shore and Jianxun Zhou},
  journal={Hearing research},
Interactions between somatosensory and auditory systems occur at peripheral levels in the central nervous system. The cochlear nucleus (CN) receives innervation from trigeminal sensory structures: the ophthalmic division of the trigeminal ganglion and the caudal and interpolar regions of the spinal trigeminal nucleus (Sp5I and Sp5C). These projections terminate primarily in the granule cell domain, but also in magnocellular regions of the ventral and dorsal CN. Additionally, new evidence is… CONTINUE READING