Plasticity and Signal Representation in the Auditory System

  • Josef Syka
  • Michael M. Merzenich

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Physiological Aspects of the Auditory Processing

  3. Plasticity of the Auditory System in Experimental Animals

    1. Richard A. Altschuler, Avril Genene Holt, Mikiya Asako, Catherine A. Lomax, Margaret I. Lomax, Jose Juiz
      Pages 97-107
    2. Jeffery A. Winer, Charles C. Lee, Kazuo Imaizumi, Christoph E. Schreiner
      Pages 109-125
    3. Josef Syka, Jiří Popelář, Natalia Rybalko, Fidel C. Nwabueze-Ogbo, Jana Mazelová, Daniel Šuta
      Pages 169-180
    4. Rainer Klinke, Andrej Kral, Silvia Heid, Rainer Hartmann
      Pages 181-190
    5. Frank W. Ohl, Wolfram Wetzel, Matthias Deliano, Henning Scheich, Walter J. Freeman
      Pages 203-215
  4. Interaural Time Difference Processing

    1. Jeremy G. Turner, Donald M. Caspary
      Pages 217-225

About these proceedings


This volume summarizes the state of development of auditory system neuroscience. This field is in an era of remarkable progress, particularly in the field of plasticity of the auditory system. New advances in understanding auditory system plasticity, based substantially on a large and growing body of results from animal experiments, are related to innumerable new insights into the physiology and pathology of speech and music perception and production generated by behavioral studies, and from the application of modern brain imaging techniques. We are living in an especially exciting period of research, marked by an almost astounding rate of advance in the development of our understanding of the hearing brain. The extraordinary series of reports published in this book document this rapid, further advance.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Josef Syka
    • 1
  • Michael M. Merzenich
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Experimental MedicineAcademy of Sciences of the Czech RepublicPragueCzech Republic
  2. 2.Keck Center for Integrative NeurosciencesUniversity of California at San FranciscoSan Francisco

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-23154-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-23181-5
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