ventral cochlear nuclei
Acronym: VCo
The term ventral cochlear nuclei refers to a composite structure located on the lateral surface of the medulla at its junction with the pons; it is entered there by the cochlear component of the vestibulocochlear nerve. In the human it consists of the anteroventral cochlear nucleus and the posteroventral cochlear nucleus ( Carpenter-1983 ). Some authors distinguish a cap area of the ventral cochlear nuclei ( Amunts-2012 ). The ventral cochlear nuclei, present in primates and rodents, are classified as part of the subcortical auditory system in the Functional CNS Model ( Swanson-2004 ).

Also known as: ventral cochlear nucleus


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