A a collection of brainstem nuclei that functions in multiple aspects of hearing and is an important component of the ascending and descending auditory pathways of the auditory system. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superior_olivary_complex https://www.worldcat.org/search?q=bn%3A0-19-502694-2 ]

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Term information

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definition

A a collection of brainstem nuclei that functions in multiple aspects of hearing and is an important component of the ascending and descending auditory pathways of the auditory system.

depicted by

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has exact synonym

nucleus olivaris superior

superior olivary nuclei

has related synonym

superior olive

superior olivary nucleus

superior olivary nucleus (Barr & Kiernan)

regio olivaris superioris

id

UBERON:0002128

taxon notes

In mice, the superior olivary nucleus is a small cylindrical mass on the dorsal surface of the lateral part of the trapezoid body of the pons, and it is situated immediately above the inferior olivary nucleus. It receives projections from the cochlear nucleus and thus is involved in the perception of sound[GO:0021718]

The SOC displays a significant interspecies variation, being largest in bats and rodents and smaller in primates.