inferior colliculus


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Related to inferior colliculus: red nucleus, Lateral lemniscus, Medial geniculate nucleus
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Noun1.inferior colliculus - an essential auditory center in the midbrain
nerve center, nerve centre, center, centre - a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process; "in most people the speech center is in the left hemisphere"
mesencephalon, midbrain - the middle portion of the brain
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I wave originated from the peripheral portion of eighth cranial nerve adjacent to cochlea, II wave from cochlear nucleus, III wave from superior olivary nucleus, IV wave from lateral lemniscus, and V wave from inferior colliculus.
Lesions can involve the substantia nigra, periaqueductal gray matter within the midbrain, inferior colliculus, inferior olivary nuclei, inferior cerebellar peduncles, medulla, solitary tract in the medulla, central tegmental tract and reticular formation in the dorsal pons.
Waves of AEP primarily represent volume-conducted electrical activity generated from cochlear nerve to inferior colliculus, and interpeak latencies between three waves reflect neural conduction in the corresponding segment of central auditory pathways.
The topics include the physics of sound, the anatomy and physiology of the cochlea, the lateral lemniscus and inferior colliculus, perceptual correlates of frequency coding in the auditory system, and intensity coding throughout the auditory system.

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