Acoustical Signal Processing in the Central Auditory System

  • Josef Syka

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Genaral Aspects

  3. Cochlear Nuclei

    1. R. J. Wenthold, Y.-X. Wang, R. S. Petralia, M. E. Rubio
      Pages 93-107
    2. Robert D. Frisina, Jian Wang, Jonathan D. Byrd, Kenneth J. Karcich, Richard J. Salvi
      Pages 109-125
    3. Donata Oertel, Nace L. Golding
      Pages 127-138
    4. Donald A. Godfrey, Timothy G. Godfrey, Nikki L. Mikesell, Hardress J. Waller, Weiping Yao, Kejian Chen et al.
      Pages 139-153
    5. Eric D. Young, Kevin A. Davis, Israel Nelken
      Pages 155-166
    6. Otto Gleich, Celia Kadow, Marianne Vater, Jürgen Strutz
      Pages 167-173
    7. H. Cransac, S. Hellström, L. Peyrin, J. M. Cottet-Emard
      Pages 175-180
  4. Superior Olivary Complex and Lateral Lemniscus

    1. Eckhard Friauf, Karl Kandler, Christian Lohmann, Martin Kungel
      Pages 181-191
    2. Richard A. Altschuler, Kazuo Sato, Jerome Dupont, Joann M. Bonneau, Hironobu Nakagawa
      Pages 193-202
    3. Miguel A. Merchán, Manuel S. Malmierca, Victoria M. Bajo, Jan G. Bjaalie
      Pages 211-226
  5. Auditory Midbrain

  6. Auditory Forebrain

  7. Mechanisms of Sound Localization

    1. Alan R. Palmer, David McAlpine, Dan Jiang
      Pages 353-364
    2. Andrew J. King, Jan W. H. Schnupp, Ze D. Jiang
      Pages 365-372
    3. John F. Brugge, Richard A. Reale, Joseph E. Hind
      Pages 373-387
    4. F. Lepore, P. Poirier, C. Provençal, M. Lassonde, S. Miljours, J.-P. Guillemot
      Pages 389-398
    5. Tom C. T. Yin, Luis C. Populin
      Pages 399-405
  8. Processing of Vocalization and Speech

    1. Brad J. May, Glenn S. Le Prell, Robert D. Hienz, Murray B. Sachs
      Pages 413-429
    2. K. Fukunishi, R. Tokioka, T. Miyashita, N. Murai
      Pages 443-448
    3. P. Müller-Preuss
      Pages 449-452
    4. Robert J. Zatorre
      Pages 453-468
  9. Plasticity and Pathological Processes

    1. David R. Moore, Susan J. France, David McAlpine, Jennifer E. Mossop, Huib Versnel
      Pages 489-499
    2. Sanford C. Bledsoe Jr., Shigeyo Nagase, Richard A. Altschuler, Josef M. Miller
      Pages 513-528
    3. Alan H. Lockwood, Richard J. Salvi, Mary Lou Coad, David S. Wack, Brian W. Murphy
      Pages 529-534
    4. Vlasta P. Spongr, Joseph P. Walton, Robert D. Frisina, Ann Marie Kazee, Dorothy G. Flood, Richard J. Salvi
      Pages 535-542

About this book


The symposium on Acoustical Signal Processing in the Central Auditory System which was held in Prague on September 4--7, 1996 was the third in a series organized in Prague, after the Neuronal Mechanisms of Hearing symposium in 1980 and Auditory Pathway - Structure and Function symposium in 1987. Approximately 100 scientists regis­ tered for the symposium and presented 82 separate papers and posters. The present vol­ ume contains 53 of these contributions, mostly presented at the symposium as invited review papers. Several essential changes occurred since the previous meeting in 1987. In auditory neuroscience, recently developed methods opened new horizons in the investigation of the structure and function of the central auditory pathway. Methods like c-fos tracing tech­ niques and monoclonal antibodies for neurotransmitters and their receptors, like the intro­ duction of electrophysiological recording from brain slices have made possible new insights into the function of individual neurons and their interconnections, particularly in the cochlear nuclei and in the superior olivary complex. Integrative approaches towards understanding the central auditory function started to dominate in the field. It is not easy at the present time to differentiate between purely morphological and neurochemical ap­ proaches; similarly electrophysiological approaches are accompanied inevitably by behav­ ioral and psychophysical studies. The understanding of human brain function advanced significantly during the last several years. mainly due to the contribution of magneto­ encephalography. positron emission tomography and functional nuclear magnetic reso­ nance imaging.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Josef Syka
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  1. 1.Academy of Sciences of the Czech RepublicPragueCzech Republic

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