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Peripheral Neural Processing of Auditory Information

Handbook of Physiology, The Nervous System, Sensory Processes

  1. Nelson Y. S. Kiang1,2

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp010315

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Kiang, N. Y. S. 2011. Peripheral Neural Processing of Auditory Information. Comprehensive Physiology. 639–674.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Eaton-Peabody Laboratory of Auditory Physiology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

  2. 2

    Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, Massachusetts

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Anatomy of Primary Auditory Neurons
    • 1.1
      General Features of Primary Neurons
    • 1.2
      Nerve Endings in Cochlea
    • 1.3
      Nerve Fibers in Cochlea
    • 1.4
      Neuronal Cell Bodies in Spiral Ganglion
    • 1.5
      Auditory Nerve Fibers in Internal Auditory Meatus
    • 1.6
      Primary Innervation of Cochlear Nucleus
  • 2
    Physiological Data on Auditory Nerve
    • 2.1
      Conceptual Stages of Peripheral Auditory System
    • 2.2
      Methodology in Stimulus-Response Relationships of Auditory Nerve Units
    • 2.3
      Stimulus-Response Relationships For Auditory Nerve Units
    • 2.4
      Relationship Between Gross Neural Potentials and Unit Activity
    • 2.5
      Effects of Stimulating Efferent Fibers to Cochlea
    • 2.6
      Responses in Abnormal Ears
    • 2.7
      Electric Stimulation of Auditory Nerve Fibers
  • 3
    Implications of Data on Auditory Nerve
    • 3.1
      Peripheral Mechanisms Generating Auditory Nerve Activity
    • 3.2
      Central Processing of Auditory Information
    • 3.3
      Addendum