The ventral cochlear nucleus (or anterior, or accessory), placed between the two divisions of the cochlear nerve, is on the ventral aspect of the inferior peduncle. Composed of several regions of distinct cell types, this nucleus serves primarily as a relay station for ascending auditory information. Bushy cells in the anterior ventral cochlear nucleus (AVCN), which receive end bulbs of held from auditory nerve fibers, project to the superior olivary complex through the trapezoid body and intermediate acoustic stria. Other cell types project to the lateral lemniscus and the inferior colliculus directly. [WP,unvetted]. [ ]

Synonyms: c1281209 anterior cochlear nucleus ventral cochlear nucleus

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Term information



latin term
nucleus cochlearis anterior [ NeuroNames:722 ]

latin term
nucleus acustici accessorici [ NeuroNames:722 ]

latin term
nucleus cochlearis ventralis [ NeuroNames:722 ]

VCo [ NIFSTD:NeuroNames_abbrevSource BIRNLEX:2567 ]

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nucleus cochlearis ventralis

accessory cochlear nucleus

ventral cochlear nuclei

nucleus acustici accessorici

ventral coclear nucleus

nucleus cochlearis anterior

ventral division of cochlear nucleus