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Auditory brainstem anomalies in human albinos

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Science  12 Sep 1980:
Vol. 209, Issue 4462, pp. 1253-1255
DOI: 10.1126/science.7403883

Abstract

Brainstem auditory evoked potentials recorded from human albinos indicate significant hemispheric asymmetry. The asymmetry is symptomatic of differences between decussated and nondecussated auditory pathways in albino and pigmented humans at approximately the level of the superior olivary nuclei. Abnormal decussation of auditory pathways in albinos probably coincides with known visual system anomalies.