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Titolo:
Discharge patterns of neurons in the ventral nucleus of the lateral lemniscus of the unanesthetized rabbit
Autore:
Batra, R; Fitzpatrick, DC;
Indirizzi:
Univ Connecticut, Ctr Hlth, Dept Anat, Farmington, CT 06030 USA Univ Connecticut Farmington CT USA 06030 t Anat, Farmington, CT 06030 USA
Titolo Testata:
JOURNAL OF NEUROPHYSIOLOGY
fascicolo: 3, volume: 82, anno: 1999,
pagine: 1097 - 1113
SICI:
0022-3077(199909)82:3<1097:DPONIT>2.0.ZU;2-S
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
SUPERIOR OLIVARY COMPLEX; ANTEROVENTRAL COCHLEAR NUCLEUS; INTERAURAL TEMPORAL DISPARITIES; CENTRAL AUDITORY-SYSTEM; HIGH-FREQUENCY NEURONS; BIG BROWN BAT; DORSAL NUCLEUS; INFERIOR COLLICULUS; RESPONSE PROPERTIES; TONOTOPIC ORGANIZATION;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
65
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Batra, R Univ Connecticut, Ctr Hlth, Dept Anat, Farmington, CT 06030 USA Univ Connecticut Farmington CT USA 06030 armington, CT 06030 USA
Citazione:
R. Batra e D.C. Fitzpatrick, "Discharge patterns of neurons in the ventral nucleus of the lateral lemniscus of the unanesthetized rabbit", J NEUROPHYS, 82(3), 1999, pp. 1097-1113

Abstract

The ventral nucleus of the lateral lemniscus (VNLL) is a major auditory nucleus that sends a large projection to the inferior colliculus. Despite itsprominence, the responses of neurons in the VNLL have not been extensivelystudied. Previous studies in nonecholocating species have used anesthesia,which is known to affect discharge patterns. In addition, there is disagreement about the proportion of neurons that are sensitive to binaural stimulation. This report examines the responses of neurons in the VNLL of the unanesthetized rabbit to monaural and binaural stimuli. Most neurons respondedto contralateral tone bursts at their best frequency and had either sustained or phasic discharge patterns. A few neurons were only inhibited. Most sustained neurons were classified as short-latency sustained (SL-sustained),but a few were of long latency. Some SL-sustained neurons exhibited multiple peaks in their discharge pattern, i.e., they had a "chopper" discharge pattern, whereas other SL-sustained neurons did not exhibit this pattern. Inordinary chopper neurons, the multiple peaks corresponded to the evenly spaced action potentials of a regular discharge. In unusual chopper neurons, the action potential associated with a particular peak could fail to occur during any one presentation of the stimulus. Unusual chopper neurons had a relatively irregular discharge. Phasic neurons were of two types: onset andtransient. Onset neurons typically responded with a single action potential at the onset of the tone, whereas transient neurons produced a burst of action potentials. Transient neurons were relatively rare. About half the neurons also were influenced by ipsilateral stimulation. Most binaurally influenced neurons were either sensitive to interaural temporal disparities (ITDs) or excited by contralateral stimulation and inhibited by ipsilateral stimulation. Neurons sensitive to ITDs were mostly of the onset type and wereembedded in the fiber tract medial to the main part of the nucleus. Neurons inhibited by ipsilateral stimulation could be of the sustained or onset type. The sustained neurons were located on the periphery of the main nucleus as well as in the fiber tract. Most of the monaural neurons were in the main, high-density part of VNLL. The present results demonstrate that the VNLL contains neurons with a heterogeneous set of responses, and that many ofthe neurons are binaural.

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