The Auditory System Of The Midbrain

The auditory system extends from the medulla to the telencephalon. Almost all parts of the auditory system are connected to the midbrain. The present treatment

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Figure 1 Anatomy of the midbrain in drawings of transverse sections. (A) Caudal level of inferior colliculus and trochear nucleus. (B) Middle level showing the superior colliculus and oculomotor nucleus. (C) Rostral level of the posterior commissure and pretectum. (D) Sagittal MRI of a normal brain at the midline showing the levels of the sections. A list of abbreviations is provided in Table I for this and all subsequent figures.

Figure 1 Anatomy of the midbrain in drawings of transverse sections. (A) Caudal level of inferior colliculus and trochear nucleus. (B) Middle level showing the superior colliculus and oculomotor nucleus. (C) Rostral level of the posterior commissure and pretectum. (D) Sagittal MRI of a normal brain at the midline showing the levels of the sections. A list of abbreviations is provided in Table I for this and all subsequent figures.

of the auditory system emphasizes the organization from the perspective of the midbrain.

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