Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Personal tools

Sections

Schofield Lab Projects

Functional Anatomy of the Auditory Pathways
Principal Investigator: Brett Schofield
Funding source: National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders

This project focuses on the inferior colliculus (IC), a major auditory center in the midbrain. There are two main areas of investigation, each focused on a specific neurotransmitter:

1. GABA is a major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the IC. Our first area of interest is to identify relationships between descending auditory pathways and GABA-using cells in the IC.

2. Acetylcholine (ACh) is a neurotransmitter involved in arousal, sleep/wake cycles, and neural plasticity. Our second area of interest is to identify cells that use ACh and to characterize their connections with IC cells and with descending auditory pathways.

No upcoming Events

See All Events