Cortical mechanisms in hearing

Malcolm N. Semple, Brian H. Scott

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Current understanding of neural processing in the auditory cortex has been shaped by a variety of experimental approaches in animals and humans. It remains a daunting challenge to reconcile data as diverse as synaptic properties recorded in a rodent brain slice and functional images of auditory cortex in a behaving human. Nevertheless, the gaps are narrowing through a renewed focus on humans and other primates, a continuing interest in evidence for functional pathways, a broader application of modern imaging techniques, a growing awareness of cortical sensitivity to dynamic features of sounds, and an improved understanding of auditory cortical circuitry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)167-173
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Opinion in Neurobiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Neuroscience


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