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Inferior Colliculus
Nervous System

Inferior Colliculus

Colliculus inferior

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These paired elevations of the midbrain tectum are important in auditory reflexes. It is involved with auditory pathways including reflex responses to loud noises.

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Inferior Colliculus

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The inferior colliculus (IC) is a midbrain auditory structure that integrates information from several ascending auditory pathways, descending corticotectal projections, intercollicular pathways and extra-auditory sources, particularly from the somatosensory system.

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