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Brain Res. 1989 May 8;486(2):399-402.

Dorsal column input to cochlear neurons in decerebrate-decerebellate cats.

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Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, American University of Beirut, Lebanon.

Abstract

In decerebrate-decerebellate cats with cervical spinal cuts sparing only the dorsal columns (DCs), activation of one DC modulates sound-evoked discharges of neurons in both dorsal cochlear nuclei. In a sample of 50 neurons, 34% were excited or facilitated, 12% were inhibited and 54% were not affected by DC stimulation. This modulation appears to be mediated through direct projections from the dorsal column nuclei to the dorsal cochlear nuclei.

PMID:
2731042
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