Location Signaling by Cortical Neurons

  • John C. Middlebrooks
  • Li Xu
  • Shigeto Furukawa
  • Brian J. Mickey
Part of the Springer Handbook of Auditory Research book series (SHAR, volume 15)

Abstract

Localization is a fundamental task of hearing. Identification of the locations of sound sources permits animals to locate prey or to avoid predators. Spatial hearing improves signal detection and aids in the segregation of multiple sources, thus improving identification of sounds. The importance of sound localization for the auditory system is reflected in the organization of the auditory brainstem, which contains several discrete nuclei that appear to be specialized for analysis of particular acoustical cues for sound source location.

Keywords

Receptive Field Sound Source Auditory Cortex Sound Level Primary Auditory Cortex 
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  • John C. Middlebrooks
  • Li Xu
  • Shigeto Furukawa
  • Brian J. Mickey

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