Evidence in support of proposed discussion points
I would like to hear the following evidence discussed:
- Evidence that the auditory system of the brain has higher blood-flow and
metabolism than any other area of the brain [1, 2, figures 1, 2, and 3].
- Evidence that the auditory system is susceptible to damage by circulatory arrest, or
ischemic injury [3-13, figures 4 and 5].
- Evidence that the auditory system is susceptible to impairment by toxic substances
[15-36, figure 6].
- Evidence that the auditory system is susceptible to impairment by loss of aerobic
enzyme function. [37-49, figures 7, 8, and 9].
- Evidence that the auditory system is part of the subcortical pattern of damage found
in children affected by kernicterus [51, 52, figure 10].
- Evidence that bilirubin staining of the basal ganglia and other subcortical areas is
secondary to impairment of the blood-brain barrier [53-57].
- Evidence that synthetic vitamin K and sulffisoxazole antibiotic are toxic to the blood-
brain barrier [58-67]
- Evidence that damage of subcortical sites in the perinatal period leads to disruption
of normal maturation of the cerebral cortex . Sites of injury found in monkeys
subjected to asphyxia at birth are listed in table 2. Sites of secondary growth failure
are listed in table 3.
- Evidence that injury of the inferior colliculi results in loss of the ability to understand
- Evidence that autism is associated with complications of pregnancy, birth, and
neonatal course [perinatal suboptimality references]..