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Evidence that brainstem processing is crucial.
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Sprague, Chambers, Stellar (1961)
Sprague JM, Chambers WW, Stellar, E. Attentive, affective, and adaptive behavior in the cat. Sensory
deprivation of the forebrain by lesions in the brain stem results in striking behavioral abnormalities.  
Science 1961 Jan 20; 133(3447):165-173.

Denny-Brown (1962)
Denny-Brown D. The midbrain and motor integration. Proceedings of the  Royal Society of Medicine
1962 Jul;55:527-38.

Jane, Masterton, Diamond (1965)
Jane JA, Masterton RB, Diamond IT. The function of the tectum for attention to auditory stimuli in the
cat.  
Journal of Comparative Neurology 1965 Oct; 125(2):165-192.

Loss of speech comprehension following damage of the inferior colliculi

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Evidence of vulnerability.
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Evidence of harm by toxic substances, disruption of aerobic metabolism

Evidence of harm by asphyxia at birth
Windle (1969)
Windle WF Brain damage by asphyxia at birth.  Scientific American. 1969 Oct;221(4):76-84.

Evidence of harm in childbirth
Windle (1941) on the importance of postnatal placental circulation
Windle WF. Round table discussion on anemias of infancy (from the proceedings of the tenth annual
meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics Nov18-20, 1940)
Journal of Pediatrics 1941 Apr;
18(4):538-547.