Acoustic radiation

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Auditory radiations
Hearing mechanics cropped - Acoustic radiation.jpg
Human auditory pathway. Acoustic radiation is shown as red arrow at center-top.
Latin radiatio acustica
NeuroNames ancil-393
TA A14.1.08.662
FMA 62413
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The acoustic radiations or auditory radiations are structures found in the brain, in the ventral cochlear pathway, a part of the auditory system.[1][2] Acoustic radiation arising in the medial geniculate nucleus and end in primary auditory cortex (transverse temporal gyri). Lesions to the auditory radiations could be a cause of cortical deafness.[3]


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  2. ^ "Thalamus" (PDF). Archived from the original on 15 December 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-27. 
  3. ^ "Central Auditory Disorders". Retrieved 2007-11-27.