Special Issue "Central Auditory Plasticity"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 March 2020).
Interests: hearing; hearing loss; synapses; tripartite synapse; glutamate receptors; synaptic plasticity; mechanisms of excitotoxicity; ultrastructure; immunolabeling
Currently, there is an increasing interest in understanding how, when, and for how long the adult central auditory system adapts to hearing loss. This interest has surged since adult auditory central pathways stopped being thought of as a hardwired system, primarily specified and determined genetically and influenced by sensory experience only during "critical" periods during development.
Central auditory plasticity can occur from very rapid adaptation to long-term changes and varies depending on the history of the sensory input (ascending pathways) or the influence of attention, learning, and decision making (descending pathways). Despite continuous efforts, it is still unknown whether central auditory plasticity to hearing loss represents homeostatic mechanisms or maladaptive changes that lead to tinnitus and hyperacusis.
We invite contributions of original research and reviews to this Special Issue of Brain Sciences entitled "Central Auditory Plasticity", the scope of which encompasses research relevant to the advancement of our understanding of the neurobiology underlying structural, molecular, electrophysiological, and behavioral adaptations to hearing loss.
Prof. Maria E. Rubio
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- hearing loss
- conductive hearing loss
- noise induced hearing loss
- brainstem, midbrain, thalamus
- synaptic circuits
- neurotransmitter receptors
- ion channels
- glial cells