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Central Auditory Processing

" As in the visual system, where neighborhood relationships in the retina are preserved as retinotopic maps in early areas of visual cortex, the sensory receptor surface predetermines the function of a sensory system, and topographic maps are a hallmark of sensory systems. Because pitch is to a large extent determined by the fundamental frequency of a complex harmonic tone, tonotopy forms also the basis for the “place theory” of pitch perception. ..." – By Josef P. Rauschecker

Stress and Neuroimmunology

"Stress pathways (HPA and SNS) influence neurobiological and neuroimmune function via GC signaling and NE actions on cells, including neurons, brain-resident microglia, and peripheral immune cells. In particular, activation of the HPA axis and SNS promotes structural remodeling and alterations in synaptic plasticity of neurons. ..." – By Eric S. Wohleb

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