Table of Contents

1. Introduction

1.1 Overview of literature review

1.2 List of abbreviations used

1.3 Top-down and bottom-up

1.4 Interactive paradigm of sensory processing

1.5 Reentrant signaling

1.6 Reciprocal connectivity in neural pathways

2. The auditory forebrain: anatomy and function

2.1 Methods in neuroanatomy

2.2 The medial geniculate body

2.2.1 Organization of medial geniculate

2.2.2 Medial division of the medial geniculate

2.3 Organization of auditory cortex

2.4 Neural connectivity

2.4.1 Thalamocortical and corticothalamic connections

2.4.2 Corticocortical connections

3. Reentrant information processing and behavior

4. Conclusions and future directions