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  Evidence in support of proposed discussion points

   I would like to hear the following evidence discussed:

  1. 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].
  2. Evidence that the auditory system is susceptible to damage by circulatory arrest, or
    ischemic injury [3-13, figures 4 and 5].
  3. Evidence that the auditory system is susceptible to impairment by toxic substances
    [15-36, figure 6].
  4. Evidence that the auditory system is susceptible to impairment by loss of aerobic
    enzyme function.  [37-49, figures 7, 8, and 9].
  5. Evidence that the auditory system is part of the subcortical pattern of damage found
    in children affected by kernicterus [51, 52, figure 10].
  6. Evidence that bilirubin staining of the basal ganglia and other subcortical areas is
    secondary to impairment of the blood-brain barrier [53-57].
  7. Evidence that synthetic vitamin K and sulffisoxazole antibiotic are toxic to the blood-
    brain barrier [58-67]
  8. Evidence that damage of subcortical sites in the perinatal period leads to disruption
    of normal maturation of the cerebral cortex [68].  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.
  9. Evidence that injury of the inferior colliculi results in loss of the ability to understand
    speech [69-79].
  10. Evidence that autism is associated with complications of pregnancy, birth, and
    neonatal course [perinatal suboptimality references]..
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Discussion points
>Supporting evidence

The auditory system
Final common pathway
Blood-brain barrier
Toxic injury
Brain maturation

Speech comprehension
Birth complications

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