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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[13]), and ROIs for the inferior colliculi (IC) were defined as all WM skeleton voxels falling between the MNI coordinates of x = +/-3 to +/-8, y = -30 to -35, and z = -9to -17, that is, as the WM tracts inferior to the IC (since the IC themselves were not part of the WM skeleton).
Our observation of increased FA (Figure 3(b)) near the inferior colliculi of human tinnitus patients compared to controls adds to previous findings of FA increases in subcortical auditory structures (IC and MGN) in a rat model of blast-induced tinnitus [63].
This is well in line with the increased tracking success in tinnitus patients compared to controls for fibers leaving auditory cortex in the direction of the amygdala and in the direction of the inferior colliculi as reported by Crippa et al.

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