Marine Mammal Bioacoustics: The Central Auditory System Peter M. Scheifele MDr, PhD, LCDR USN (Ret.) University of Cincinnati Communication Sciences and Disorders, Neuroaudiology Dept. University Medical Center [email_address]
Central Nervous System
Consists of: spinal cord & brain
conducts sensory information
conducts motor information
receives sensory input from the spinal cord and cranial nerves
devotes most of its volume (and computational power) to processing its various sensory inputs and initiating appropriate — and coordinated — motor outputs.