Speech Representation in the Auditory Nerve and Ventral Cochlear Nucleus
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.
KeywordsAuditory Nerve Cochlear Nucleus Good Frequency Ventral Cochlear Nucleus Selective Listening
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