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Lateral lemniscus (birnlex 976)

Name: Lateral lemniscus (birnlex 976)
Description: A fiber bundle that runs through the medulla, pons and midbrain that arises in the cochlear nucleus and projects to various brainstem nuclei and ultimately the contralateral inferior colliculus of the midbrain. The brainstem nuclei include the superior olive, the medial nucleus of the trapezoid body, and the dorsal nucleus of the lateral lemniscus. Fibers leaving these brainstem nuclei ascending to the inferior colliculus rejoin the lateral lemniscus. In that sense, this is not a 'lemniscus' in the true sense of the word (second order, decussated sensory axons), as there is third (and out of the lateral superior olive, fourth) order information coming out of some of these brainstem nuclei. Adapted from Wikipedia.org (MM).
Is part of: brainstem, white matter, auditory system
Super-category: Regional part of brain
Id: birnlex_976
Link to OWL / RDF: Download this content as OWL/RDF
Neuronames ID ( what's this?): 605


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Created8 October 2006  +
CurationStatusuncurated  +
DefinitionA fiber bundle that runs through the medul A fiber bundle that runs through the medulla, pons and midbrain that arises in the cochlear nucleus and projects to various brainstem nuclei and ultimately the contralateral inferior colliculus of the midbrain. The brainstem nuclei include the superior olive, the medial nucleus of the trapezoid body, and the dorsal nucleus of the lateral lemniscus. Fibers leaving these brainstem nuclei ascending to the inferior colliculus rejoin the lateral lemniscus. In that sense, this is not a 'lemniscus' in the true sense of the word (second order, decussated sensory axons), as there is third (and out of the lateral superior olive, fourth) order information coming out of some of these brainstem nuclei. Adapted from Wikipedia.org (MM). m nuclei. Adapted from Wikipedia.org (MM).
EditorialNoteThe definition for Lateral_lemniscus implies portions of this fiber bundle clearly lie outside the pons, and yet all atlases and nomenclatures I've checked only list a single lateral lemniscus located in the pons (BB).
Has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki.PONS brain region  +
Idbirnlex_976  +
Is part ofBrainstem  +, White matter  +, and Auditory system  +
LabelLateral lemniscus (birnlex 976)  +
ModifiedDate22 February 2012  +
NeuronamesLinkhttp://braininfo.rprc.washington.edu/Scripts/hiercentraldirectory.aspx?ID=605  +
Page has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki.PONS brain region  +
SameAsBirnlex 774  +
SuperCategoryRegional part of brain  +
UmlscuiC0152375  +