The area of the cortex that receives direct input directly from the thalamic relay nuclei of one sensory system.
Secondary sensory cortex
Areas of cerebral cortex that receive most of their input from primary visual cortex.
Any area of the cortex that receives input from more than one sensory system.
Organization into a series of levels that can be ranked with respect to one another; for example, primary cortex, secondary cortex, and association cortex become more and more complex.
The process of detecting stimuli.
The higher-order process of integrating, recognizing, and interpreting complex patterns of sensations.
Organization into different areas, each iof which performas a different function; for example, in sensory systems, different areas of secondary and assocation cortex analyze different aspects of the same sensory stimulus.
The simultaneous analysis of a signal in different ways by the multiple parallel pathways of a neural network.
A mathematical procedure for breaking down a complex wave form into component sine waves of varying frequency.
The three small bones of the middle ear; the: 1. malleus 2. incus 3. stapes.
The membrane that transfers vibrations from the ossicles to the fluid of the choclea.
The long coiled tube in the inner ear that is filled with fluid and contains the organ of Corti and its auditory receptors.
Organ of Corti
The auditory receptor organ, comprised of the basilar membrane, the hair cells, and the tectorial membrane.
The receptors of the auditory system.
The membrane of the organ of Corti in which the hair cell receptors are embedded.
The cochlear membrane that rests on the hair cells
The branch of cranial nerve VIII that carries auditory signals from the hair cells in the basilar membrane.
Organized like the primary visual cortex, according to a map of the retina.
Organized, like the primary auditory cortex, according to the frequency of sound.
The recptive organs of the vestibular system.
The sensory system that detects changes in the diurection and intensity of head movements and that contributes to the maintenance of balance through its output to the motor system.
Medullary nuclei that play a role in sound localization
The structures of the tectum that receive auditory input from the superior olives.
Medial geniculate uclei
The auditory thalamic nuclei that receive input from the inferior colliculi and project to primary auditory cortex.
Ringing in the ears.
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