SOUND travels along
the auditory nerve,
located at the dorso-lateral side
of the brainstem,
spanning the junction
of the pons and medulla:
the first location of neuronal processing
from the inner ear.
It then travels to the
located in the pons ,
of the midbrain,
is found in the
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BECAUSE OUR EARS CONNECT DIRECTLY TO THE BRAINSTEM SOUND AFFECTS THE
SYSTEMS OF HOMEOSTASIS
THROUGH IT'S SHARED PATHWAYS WITH THE HYPOTHALAMUS
and triggers their alignment with
AND OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE.
EARS: SUB CORTICAL AUDITORY PATHWAY
superior olivary nucleus
BRAINSTEM: HYPOTHALAMIC PATHWAY
anterior THALAMIC nuclei
cortex of cingulate gyrus
dorsal tegmental nucleus
cortex of frontal lobe
dorsal medial THALAMIC nucleus
medial forebrain bundle
The main function of pons is to act as a highway for relay
of many signals to and from the cerebrum and the cerebellum.
This is the center that acts
as the point of origin for various nerves in the body, including the important cranial nerves.
The Vestibulocochlear nerve is a sensory nerve which has two parts - the cochlear portion,
which is involved with transmission
of sound from the ear to the brain.
The other part is the vestibular portion, which transmits information from the inner ear and helps in maintaining balance and coordination.
The primary function of pons is also to act as a motor relay center.
Many of the descending nerve fibers
of various tracts synapse
in the region of the pons.
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The brainstem auditory pathway is the first system to become myelinated and functional during gestation.