inferior colliculus


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inferior colliculus

[in′fir·ē·ər kə′lik·yə·ləs]
(neuroscience)
One of the posterior pair of rounded eminences arising from the dorsal portion of the mesencephalon.
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b) It crosses the midline in the inferior colliculus
He and Spitzer focused on a portion of the brain called the inferior colliculus, which is part of the area responsible for spatial perception.
He discovered that in the inferior colliculus of the brain of the barn owl there is a map of auditory space and he identified the computational principles and the neural mechanisms that underlie the workings of the map.

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