Speech Representation in the Auditory Nerve and Ventral Cochlear Nucleus

Quantitative Comparisons
  • Brad J. May
  • Glenn S. Le Prell
  • Robert D. Hienz
  • Murray B. Sachs


The representation of speech-like stimuli in the auditory nerve and cochlear nucleus have been the subject of numerous studies over the past 20 years (Blackburn and Sachs, 1990; Geisler, 1988; Kiang and Moxon, 1974; Palmer, et al., 1986; Sachs and Young, 1979; Young and Sachs, 1979). In both the auditory nerve and cochlear nucleus, for exam- ple, the spectra of vowels can be represented in terms of average rate (Sachs and Young, 1979) or the temporal patterns of firing (phase-locking; Blackburn and Sachs, 1990; Young and Sachs, 1979) or a combination of the two (Blackburn and Sachs, 1990; Young and Sachs, 1979). In this chapter we focus on average rate representations.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brad J. May
    • 1
  • Glenn S. Le Prell
    • 2
  • Robert D. Hienz
    • 3
  • Murray B. Sachs
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Hearing Sciences and Department of Otolaryngology-HNSJohns Hopkins University School of MedicineUSA
  2. 2.Center for Hearing Sciences and Department of Biomedical EngineeringJohns Hopkins University School of MedicineUSA
  3. 3.Center for Hearing Sciences and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesJohns Hopkins University School of MedicineUSA

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