auditory pathway

au·di·to·ry path·way

neural paths and connections within the central nervous system, beginning at the hair cells of the organ of Corti, continuing along the eighth cranial nerve, and terminating at the auditory cortex.

au·di·to·ry path·way

(awdi-tōr-ē pathwā)
Neural paths and connections within the central nervous system, beginning at the hair cells of the spiral organ, continuing along the eighth cranial nerve, and ending at the auditory cortex.
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The auditory pathway is divided into the outer, middle, and inner ear and the central auditory pathway.
According to the study, the function of the candidate genes ranges from inner-ear development to auditory neurocognitive processes and are involved in the auditory pathway.
In short, we seek to characterize the role of brain oscillations entrained to stimulation rhythm (Predictive Timing) in modulating neuronal adaptation to stimulus statistics (Predictive Coding) at cortical and subcortical stages of the auditory pathway, integrating information obtained at a neuronal macro-scale, observed with human electroencephalography, with that obtained at a micro-scale, observed with laminar profiles of post-synaptic potentials and neuronal spiking activity in macaques.
These results are consistent with the hypothesis that taurine attenuates tinnitus and improves auditory discrimination by increasing inhibitory tone and decreasing noise in the auditory pathway.
These tests only test the auditory pathway up to brainstem level; hence the need for subjective testing.
Researchers suggest that there is a plausible explanation for the link between mobile phones and tinnitus as the inner ear and the auditory pathway directly absorb a considerable amount of energy emitted by a cell phone.
Among their topics are the physiology of cochlear presbycusis, the cell biology and physiology of the aging central auditory pathway, binaural processing and auditory asymmetries, effects of senescent changes in audition and cognition on spoken language comprehension, the epidemiology of age-related hearing impairment, and lessons from animal models about interventions and future therapies.
Designed to mimic the functions of the human auditory pathway, the Audience voice processor can distinguish and identify sounds, isolate the primary voice in conversation and cancel out background noise, intermittent sounds (siren, nearby conversation) and echoes, to improve mobile call quality.
The auditory pathway consists of many areas that have unique chores some dealing with loudness, others time or phase, while others look for specific frequencies all to be integrated at the central level into meaningful symbols of language.
Researchers at Kyoto University in Japan studied the efficacy of embryonic tissue grafts in regenerating the ventral cochlear tract (VCT), the auditory pathway that helps conduct information received by the inner ear to hearing centers in the brain.
Although not a true test of hearing, it verifies the integrity of onset sensitive neural units in the afferent (when a sensory nerve carries a message toward the brain), auditory pathway from the cochlea to the highest points in the auditory brain-stem.
ICanHear will develop models based on emerging knowledge about higher-level processing within the auditory pathway and exploit that knowledge to develop creative solutions that will improve the performance of hearing instruments.