Extraordinary progress has been made in recent years in understanding the cellular and molecular basis of development. This progress has had a strong influence on our knowledge of the auditory system. From the molecular genetics of ear development to the ontogeny of auditory capa bility, great inroads have been made. This volume on development of th e auditory system provides a detailed and integrated introduction to t he behavioral, anatomical, and physiological changes that occur in the auditory system of developing animals.
Table of Contents
1 Overview: Personal Views on the Study of Auditory System Development.- 2 Behavioral Studies of Hearing Development.- 3 Early Embryology of the Vertebrate Ear.- 4 Development of Sensory and Neural Structures in the Mammalian Cochlea.- 5 The Development of Cochlear Function.- 6 The Development of Central Auditory Processing.- 7 Structural Development of the Mammalian Central Auditory Pathways.