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Plasticity of the Auditory System: v. 21 (Springer Handbook of Auditory Research) [Hardcover]

Thomas N. Parks , T. N. Parks , E. W. Rubel

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27 Aug 2004 0387209867 978-0387209869 2004

The auditory system has a remarkable ability to adjust to an ever-changing environment. The six review chapters that comprise Plasticity of the Central Auditory System cover a spectrum of issues concerning this ability to adapt, defined by the widely applicable term "plasticity". With chapters focusing on the development of the cochlear nucleus, the mammalian superior olivary complex, plasticity in binaural hearing, plasticity in the auditory cortex, neural plasticity in bird songs, and plasticity in the insect auditory system, this volume represents much of the most current research in this field. The volume is thorough enough to stand alone, but is closely related a previous SHAR volume, Development of the Auditory System (Volume 9) by Rubel, Popper, and Fay. The book fully addresses the difficulties, challenges, and complexities of this topic as it applies to the auditory development of a wide variety of species.


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Basic science studies of the auditory system have provided neuroscience with some of its most instructive examples of highly specialized functions arising from unique structures (e.g., reviews by Carr and Soares 2002; Fettiplace and Ricci 2003; Fuchs et al. 2003; Pollak et al. 2003; Ryugo and Parks 2003). Read the first page
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