The Auditory Nerve

Taking electrical impulses from the cochlea and the semicircular canals, the auditory nerve makes connections with both auditory areas of the brain.

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Auditory Area of Brain

This schematic view of some of the auditory areas of the brain shows that information from both ears goes to both sides of thebrain - in fact, binauralinformation ispresent in all of the major relay stations illustrated here. That is, when the auditory nerve from one ear takes information to the brain, that information is directly sent to both the processing areas on both sides of the brain.

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