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Functional topography of converging visual and auditory inputs to neurons in the rat superior colliculus.

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We have used a slice preparation of the infant rat midbrain to examine converging inputs onto neurons in the deeper multisensory layers of the superior colliculus (dSC). Electrical stimulation of the superficial visual layers (sSC) and of the auditory nucleus of the brachium of the inferior colliculus (nBIC) evoked robust monosynaptic responses in dSC cells. Furthermore, the inputs from the sSC were found to be topographically organized as early as the second postnatal week and thus before op...

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10.1152/jn.00450.2004

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University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Physiology Anatomy & Genetics
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Physiology Anatomy & Genetics
Role:
Author
Journal:
Journal of neurophysiology
Volume:
92
Issue:
5
Pages:
2933-2946
Publication date:
2004-11-01
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EISSN:
1522-1598
ISSN:
0022-3077
Source identifiers:
114008
Language:
English
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uuid:03552740-ed34-4426-aac1-5d2684992182
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2013-11-17

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