- A synaptic basis for auditory-vocal integration in the songbird
Eric E Bauer
Department of Neurobiology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
J Neurosci 28:1509-22. 2008
..These results establish the functional synaptic linkage between sites of auditory and vocal learning and may identify an important substrate for learned vocal communication...
- Role of corticofugal feedback in hearing
Department of Biology, Washington University, One Brookings Drive, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 194:169-83. 2008
..The corticofugal system has multiple functions. One of the most important functions is the improvement and adjustment (reorganization) of subcortical auditory signal processing for cortical signal processing...
- What's to lose and what's to learn: development under auditory deprivation, cochlear implants and limits of cortical plasticity
Laboratory of Auditory Neuroscience, Department of Neurophysiology and Pathophysiology, University of Hamburg School of Medicine, Germany
Brain Res Rev 56:259-69. 2007
..In consequence, the ability to learn is compromised in sensory deprivation, resulting in a sensitive period for recovery...
- Toward a neurophysiological theory of auditory stream segregation
Joel S Snyder
Department of Psychiatry, Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, Harvard Medical School, MA, USA
Psychol Bull 133:780-99. 2007
..Topographic maps of acoustic attributes, stimulus-specific suppression, and competition between representations are among the neurophysiological mechanisms that likely contribute to streaming. A framework for future research is proposed...
- Maturation of intrinsic and synaptic properties of layer 2/3 pyramidal neurons in mouse auditory cortex
Anne Marie M Oswald
Center for Neural Science, New York University, 4 Washington Place, Rm 809, New York, NY 10003, USA
J Neurophysiol 99:2998-3008. 2008
..We show that these properties combine to produce age-related differential synaptic responses to low- and high-frequency synaptic input that may contribute to differences in auditory processing during development...
- Processing of low-probability sounds by cortical neurons
Department of Physiology, Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School, Box 12272, Jerusalem 91120, Israel
Nat Neurosci 6:391-8. 2003
..Our results thus indicate that A1 neurons, in addition to processing the acoustic features of sounds, may also be involved in sensory memory and novelty detection...
- A GABAergic component in the commissure of the inferior colliculus in rat
Auditory Neurophysiology Unit, Laboratory for the Neurobiology of Hearing, Institute for Neuroscience of Castilla y León, University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
Neuroreport 17:1611-4. 2006
..We conclude that monosynaptic inhibitory connections contribute to the inhibition observed in the contralateral inferior colliculus in functional studies of the commissural projection...
- Interaural time difference processing in the mammalian medial superior olive: the role of glycinergic inhibition
Division of Neurobiology, Department Biology II, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, D 82152 Martinsried, Germany
J Neurosci 28:6914-25. 2008
..Hence tonic glycine application experimentally decoupled the effect of inhibition from the timing of its inputs. We conclude that, for proper ITD processing, not only is inhibition necessary, but it must also be precisely timed...
- Tuning for spectro-temporal modulations as a mechanism for auditory discrimination of natural sounds
Sarah M N Woolley
Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute and Department of Psychology, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94720, USA
Nat Neurosci 8:1371-9. 2005
..Additionally, auditory neurons discriminate among zebra finch song segments better than among synthetic sound segments...
- Auditory cortical projections to the cat inferior colliculus
J A Winer
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California at Berkeley 94720 3200, USA
J Comp Neurol 400:147-74. 1998
..The cortico-collicular system may link brainstem and colliculo-thalamic circuits to coordinate premotor and perceptual aspects of hearing...
- Efficient coding of natural sounds
Michael S Lewicki
Computer Science Department and Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, Carnegie Mellon University, 4400 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
Nat Neurosci 5:356-63. 2002
..These results suggest that auditory nerve fibers encode a broad set of natural sounds in a manner consistent with information theoretic principles...
- Tonotopic reorganization of developing auditory brainstem circuits
Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Eye and Ear Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Nat Neurosci 12:711-7. 2009
..Tonotopy arises from the coding of frequency along the cochlea and the topographic organization of auditory pathways. The mechanisms that underlie the establishment of tonotopy are poorly understood...
- Topographic spread of inferior colliculus activation in response to acoustic and intracochlear electric stimulation
Russell L Snyder
Epstein Laboratory, Department of Otolaryngology, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 0526, USA
J Assoc Res Otolaryngol 5:305-22. 2004
..Bipolar stimulation with longitudinally oriented VP electrodes produced broad activation that tended to broaden as the separation between electrodes increased...
- Corticofugal regulation of auditory sensitivity in the bat inferior colliculus
P H Jen
Division of Biological Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia 65211, USA
J Comp Physiol A 183:683-97. 1998
..We suggest that corticofugal regulation of central auditory sensitivity can provide an animal with a mechanism to regulate acoustic signal processing in the ascending auditory pathway...
- The cognitive neuropsychology of auditory hallucinations: a parallel auditory pathways framework
Johanna C Badcock
School of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, The University of Western Australia and Centre for Clinical Research in Neuropsychiatry, Graylands Hospital, Australia, Mail Bag No 1, Claremont, Perth, 6910, Australia
Schizophr Bull 36:576-84. 2010
- Auditory midbrain implant: a review
Hubert H Lim
Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Trends Amplif 13:149-80. 2009
..Finally, several issues and hypotheses for why current patients obtain limited speech perception along with several feasible solutions for improving AMI implementation are presented...
- Parallel auditory pathways: projection patterns of the different neuronal populations in the dorsal and ventral cochlear nuclei
Nell B Cant
Department of Neurobiology, Duke University Medical Center, P O Box 3209, Durham, NC 27710, USA
Brain Res Bull 60:457-74. 2003
..Giant cells in the dorsal cochlear nucleus also project directly to the inferior colliculus; some of them may convey inhibitory inputs to the contralateral cochlear nucleus as well...
- Electrical stimulation of the midbrain for hearing restoration: insight into the functional organization of the human central auditory system
Hubert H Lim
Otorhinolaryngology Department, Hannover Medical University, 30625 Hannover, Germany
J Neurosci 27:13541-51. 2007
..These findings provide some insight into how we may need to stimulate the midbrain to improve hearing performance with the AMI...
- Auditory system development: primary auditory neurons and their targets
Edwin W Rubel
Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center, Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle 98195 7923, USA
Annu Rev Neurosci 25:51-101. 2002
..Ganglion cell innervation and synaptic activity are essential for normal development of neurons in the cochlear nucleus...
- Descending projections from the auditory cortex to the inferior colliculus in the gerbil, Meriones unguiculatus
Victoria M Bajo
University Laboratory of Physiology, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3PT, United Kingdom
J Comp Neurol 486:101-16. 2005
..Descending connections to the gerbil IC form a segregated system in which multiple descending channels originating from different neuronal subpopulations may modulate specific aspects of ascending auditory information...
- Own-song recognition in the songbird auditory pathway: selectivity and lateralization
Bio Imaging Laboratory, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Antwerp, B 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
J Neurosci 29:2252-8. 2009
..They also open questions about the evolution of the cognitive skills and lateralization in vertebrates...
- Elimination and strengthening of glycinergic/GABAergic connections during tonotopic map formation
Department of Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 3500 Terrace Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
Nat Neurosci 6:282-90. 2003
..These results provide new insights into the mechanisms by which precisely organized inhibitory circuits are established during development...
- Descending projections from auditory cortex modulate sensitivity in the midbrain to cues for spatial position
Kyle T Nakamoto
MRC Institute of Hearing Research, University Park, Nottingham, UK
J Neurophysiol 99:2347-56. 2008
..Overall, the sensitivity of the IC neural population to ILD is radically altered by the corticofugal pathway...
- A neural representation of pitch salience in nonprimary human auditory cortex revealed with functional magnetic resonance imaging
Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology Program, Harvard Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA
J Neurosci 24:6810-5. 2004
..The present data contribute to converging evidence that anterior areas of nonprimary auditory cortex play an important role in processing pitch...
- The ferret auditory cortex: descending projections to the inferior colliculus
Victoria M Bajo
Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, Sherrington Building, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PT, UK
Cereb Cortex 17:475-91. 2007
..This pattern of corticocollicular connectivity is consistent with regional differences in physiological properties and provides another basis for subdividing ferret auditory cortex into functionally distinct areas...
- Neural population coding of sound level adapts to stimulus statistics
Department of Physiology and University College London Ear Institute, UK
Nat Neurosci 8:1684-9. 2005
..This extends the range of sound levels that can be accurately encoded, fine-tuning hearing to the local acoustic environment...
- Reduction of information redundancy in the ascending auditory pathway
Interdisciplinary Center for Neural Computation, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem 91904, Israel
Neuron 51:359-68. 2006
..IC redundancy was largely related to frequency selectivity. Redundancy reduction may be a generic organization principle of neural systems, allowing for easier readout of the identity of complex stimuli in A1 relative to IC...
- Modulation power and phase spectrum of natural sounds enhance neural encoding performed by single auditory neurons
Neuroscience Institute and Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94720 1650, USA
J Neurosci 24:9201-11. 2004
..We found that rate distribution and bandwidth but not reliability were responsible for the higher average information rates found for song-like sounds...
- The calyx of Held
Laboratory of Synaptic Mechanisms, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne EPFL, Brain Mind Institute, Bâtiment AAB, Station 15, CH 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
Cell Tissue Res 326:311-37. 2006
..Together, these studies convey the panopoly of presynaptic regulatory processes underlying the regulation of transmitter release, its modulatory control and short-term plasticity within one identified synaptic terminal...
- Task-modulated "what" and "where" pathways in human auditory cortex
Harvard Medical School Athinoula A Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, CNY 149 13th Street, Charlestown, MA 02129, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:14608-13. 2006
..This finding suggests that selective-attention effects are feature-specific in the human nonprimary auditory cortex and that they arise from enhanced tuning of receptive fields of task-relevant neuronal populations...
- GABAergic inputs shape responses to amplitude modulated stimuli in the inferior colliculus
Donald M Caspary
Department of Pharmacology, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, 801 N Rutledge, P O Box 19629, Springfield, IL 62794 9629, USA
Hear Res 168:163-73. 2002
..These findings support a role for GABA in shaping selective rate responses to SAM stimuli for a subset of chinchilla IC neurons...
- The descending corticocollicular pathway mediates learning-induced auditory plasticity
Victoria M Bajo
Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
Nat Neurosci 13:253-60. 2010
..The integrity of this descending pathway is therefore critical for learning-induced localization plasticity...
- Corticofugal shaping of frequency tuning curves in the central nucleus of the inferior colliculus of mice
Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Neuroscience Research Group, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, 3330 Hospital Drive, N W, Rm193B, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 4N1, Canada
J Neurophysiol 93:71-83. 2005
..Mechanisms of FTC plasticity were suggested to comprise both corticofugal and local ICC components of excitatory and inhibitory modulation leading to a temporary change of the balance between excitation and inhibition in the ICC...
- The functional anatomy of the normal human auditory system: responses to 0.5 and 4.0 kHz tones at varied intensities
A H Lockwood
Centers for Positron Emission Tomography, Veterans Administration Western New York Health Care System, and State University of New York, University at Buffalo, 14215, USA
Cereb Cortex 9:65-76. 1999
..Contrary to predictions based on cochlear membrane mechanics, at each intensity, 4.0 kHz stimuli were more potent activators of the brain than the 0.5 kHz stimuli...
- Intercollicular commissural projections modulate neuronal responses in the inferior colliculus
Manuel S Malmierca
Auditory Neurophysiology Unit, Laboratory for the Neurobiology of Hearing, Department of Cell Biology and Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Salamanca and Institute for Neuroscience of Castilla y León, 37007 Salamanca, Spain
Eur J Neurosci 21:2701-10. 2005
..The results suggest that one function of the commissure of the IC may be to modulate the response gain of IC neurons to acoustic stimulation...
- The distribution of nitric oxide synthase in the inferior colliculus of guinea pig
E J Coote
Auditory Group, Institute of Neuroscience, The Medical School, Newcastle University, Framlington Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4HH UK
Neuroscience 154:218-25. 2008
..This transition zone may provide a cytoarchitectonic substrate for functional interaction between these two subdivisions...
- The multiple functions of T stellate/multipolar/chopper cells in the ventral cochlear nucleus
Department of Physiology, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin, 1300 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53706, USA
Hear Res 276:61-9. 2011
..known as T stellate, type I multipolar, planar multipolar, or chopper cells forms one of the major ascending auditory pathways through the brainstem...
- Lateralization, connectivity and plasticity in the human central auditory system
Dave R M Langers
Department of Radiology, Maastricht University Hospital, P O Box 5800, 6202 AZ Maastricht, The Netherlands
Neuroimage 28:490-9. 2005
..Input connection strengths were different only at cortical levels, and there was no evidence for plastic reorganization at subcortical levels...
- Auditory attention--focusing the searchlight on sound
Jonathan B Fritz
Centre for Auditory and Acoustic Research, Institute for Systems Research, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
Curr Opin Neurobiol 17:437-55. 2007
- Aging alters the perception and physiological representation of frequency: evidence from human frequency-following response recordings
Christopher G Clinard
Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of Washington, 1417 N E 42nd St, Box 354875, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
Hear Res 264:48-55. 2010
..Although perception and neural representation concurrently declined, one was not predictive of the other...
- A population rate code of auditory space in the human cortex
Nelli H Salminen
Department of Biomedical Engineering and Computational Science, Helsinki University of Technology, Helsinki, Finland
PLoS ONE 4:e7600. 2009
..Previous work on the human auditory cortex has revealed areas specialized in spatial processing but how the neurons in these areas represent the location of a sound source remains unknown...
- Pre- and postsynaptic properties of glutamatergic transmission in the immature inhibitory MNTB-LSO pathway
Daniel T Case
Neuroscience Graduate Program, McMaster Univ, 1280 Main St West, Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1 Canada
J Neurophysiol 106:2570-9. 2011
..Differing neurotransmitter release probabilities could allow the synapse to switch between GABA/glycinergic transmission and mixed glutamate/GABA/glycinergic transmission in response to changing patterns of spiking activity...
- Defining cortical frequency tuning with recurrent excitatory circuitry
Bao Hua Liu
Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute, University of Southern California, 1501 San Pablo Street, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
Nat Neurosci 10:1594-600. 2007
..Thus, weakly tuned thalamocortical inputs determine the subthreshold responding range, whereas intracortical inputs largely define the tuning. Such circuits may ensure a faithful conveyance of sensory information...
- Maturation of glycinergic inhibition in the gerbil medial superior olive after hearing onset
Anna K Magnusson
Division of Neurobiology, Department Biologie II, Ludwig Maximilians University, Martinsried, Germany
J Physiol 568:497-512. 2005
- Neural circuits underlying adaptation and learning in the perception of auditory space
Andrew J King
Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, Sherrington Building, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, UK
Neurosci Biobehav Rev 35:2129-39. 2011
- The coding of spatial location by single units in the lateral superior olive of the cat. I. Spatial receptive fields in azimuth
Daniel J Tollin
Department of Physiology, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, USA
J Neurosci 22:1454-67. 2002
..Sensitivity to spatial location was also retained over a wide range of stimulus levels under binaural, but not monaural, conditions...
- Identification of a pathway for intelligible speech in the left temporal lobe
S K Scott
Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Department of Phonetics and Linguistics, University College London, MRC Clinical Sciences Centre, Cyclotron Unit, Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK
Brain 123:2400-6. 2000
..This novel observation demonstrates a left anterior temporal pathway for speech comprehension...
- Temporal processing in the auditory system: insights from cochlear and auditory midbrain implantees
Colette M McKay
Audiology and Deafness Research Group, School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK
J Assoc Res Otolaryngol 14:103-24. 2013
- Distinct pathways involved in sound recognition and localization: a human fMRI study
P P Maeder
Service de radiodiagnostic et radiologie interventionnelle, CHUV, Lausanne, Switzerland
Neuroimage 14:802-16. 2001
..Passive listening paradigm revealed segregated pathways on superior temporal gyrus and inferior parietal lobule. Thus, anatomically distinct networks are involved in sound recognition and sound localization...
- Hemispheric asymmetry in mid and long latency neuromagnetic responses to single clicks
Mary F Howard
Department of Linguistics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 7505, USA
Hear Res 257:41-52. 2009
- GABAergic and glycinergic neural inhibition in excitatory frequency tuning of bat inferior collicular neurons
Division of Biological Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia, MO 65211, USA
Exp Brain Res 141:331-9. 2001
..Application of both drugs was most effective in abolishing the inhibitory FTCs of IC neurons. The implications of these findings for bat echolocation are discussed...
- Effects of sound level on fMRI activation in human brainstem, thalamic and cortical centers
Irina S Sigalovsky
Eaton Peabody Laboratory, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, 243 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
Hear Res 215:67-76. 2006
..The present results add to the body of parametric data in normal human listeners and are fundamental to the design of any fMRI experiment employing continuous noise...
- Interdependent encoding of pitch, timbre, and spatial location in auditory cortex
Jennifer K Bizley
Department of Physiology, Anatomy, and Genetics, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3PT, United Kingdom
J Neurosci 29:2064-75. 2009
..Such nonlinearities were most prevalent in primary auditory cortex, although they tended to be small compared with stimulus main effects...
- Corticofugal reorganization of the midbrain tonotopic map in mice
Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Neuroscience Research Group, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, 3330 Hospital Drive, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 4N1, Canada
Neuroreport 12:3313-6. 2001
..Our data suggest that the auditory cortex reorganizes midbrain tonotopy on the basis of which cortical frequencies are stimulated, mostly probably through corticofugal projections...
- Representation of con-specific vocalizations in the core and belt areas of the auditory cortex in the alert macaque monkey
Gregg H Recanzone
Department of Neurobiology, Center for Neuroscience, University of California at Davis, Davis, California 95616, USA
J Neurosci 28:13184-93. 2008
..They further suggest that a more complex processing scheme is in play in these early auditory cortical areas...
- Different subthreshold mechanisms underlie song selectivity in identified HVc neurons of the zebra finch
Department of Neurobiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
J Neurosci 20:5420-36. 2000
..Because of the two relay cell types' subthreshold differences, factors affecting their resting membrane potentials could enable them to transmit distinct song representations to their targets...
- Contralateral inhibition as a sensory bias: the neural basis for a female preference in a synchronously calling bushcricket, Mecopoda elongata
Zoology, Karl Franzens University Graz, Universitatsplatz 2, Austria
Eur J Neurosci 15:1655-62. 2002
..Here we show that contralateral inhibition, the neural basis for lateral contrast enhancement in the auditory pathways of insects and vertebrates, is also the probable proximate neural mechanism for this female preference...
- Brain imaging of the effects of lidocaine on tinnitus
Samuel A Reyes
Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14214, USA
Hear Res 171:43-50. 2002
..In addition, generalized lidocaine effects were found in the basal ganglia, thalamus, and a region spanning the Rolandic fissure...
- Neural correlations increase between consecutive processing levels in the auditory system of locusts
Department of Biology, Institute of Behavioural Physiology, Humboldt University Berlin, Invalidenstr 43, 10115 Berlin, Germany
J Neurophysiol 97:3376-85. 2007
..Thus we could show that in most cases no serious errors are made if one determines variability by following the usual procedure on the basis of single-cell recordings...
- Auditory responses in multiple sensorimotor song system nuclei are co-modulated by behavioral state
Jessica A Cardin
Department of Biology and Neuroscience Graduate Group, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
J Neurophysiol 91:2148-63. 2004
..Together with the suppression of HVC auditory responses by muscimol in NIf, these results suggest that NIf plays an important role in the flow of auditory information to HVC...
- Effects of reverberation on brainstem representation of speech in musicians and non-musicians
Gavin M Bidelman
Department of Speech Language Hearing Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907 2038, USA
Brain Res 1355:112-25. 2010
- Auditory discrimination of amplitude modulations based on metric distances of spike trains
Department of Biology, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
J Neurophysiol 97:3082-92. 2007
..This shift in temporal resolution does not primarily depend on the investigated stimulus space. Rather it appears to reflect a transformation of how amplitude modulations are represented at more central stages of processing...
- Going native: voltage-gated potassium channels controlling neuronal excitability
MRC Toxicology Unit, University of Leicester, Leicester, LE1 9HN, UK
J Physiol 588:3187-200. 2010
..An emerging theme is activity-dependent phosphorylation of Kv channel activity and suggests that intracellular signalling has a dynamic role in refining neuronal excitability and homeostasis...
- Cognitive control in auditory working memory is enhanced in musicians
Karen Johanne Pallesen
Neuroscience Unit, Institute of Biomedicine Physiology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
PLoS ONE 5:e11120. 2010
..The results also suggest that superior working memory task performance in musicians rely on an enhanced ability to exert sustained cognitive control. This cognitive benefit in musicians may be a consequence of focused musical training...
- The structure and physiology of the rat auditory system: an overview
Manuel S Malmierca
Laboratory for the Neurobiology of Hearing, Department of Cellular Biology and Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Salamanca, Institute for Neuroscience of Castilla y León, Campus Miguel de Unamuno, 37007 Salamanca, Spain
Int Rev Neurobiol 56:147-211. 2003
- Early auditory experience generates long-lasting memories that may subserve vocal learning in songbirds
Mimi L Phan
Department of Psychology, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:1088-93. 2006
..Furthermore, the strength of this selectivity shows a striking correlation with the fidelity of vocal imitation, suggesting that this auditory memory may have served as the model for song learning...
- Subcortical neural coding mechanisms for auditory temporal processing
R D Frisina
Surgery Department, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, International Center for Hearing and Speech Research, National Technical Institute for the Deaf, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14642 8629, USA
Hear Res 158:1-27. 2001
..Lastly, for gaps and forward masking, as one ascends the auditory system, some suppression effects become quite long (echo suppression), and in some stimulus configurations enhancement to a second sound can take place...
- The ability of inferior colliculus neurons to signal differences in interaural delay
B C Skottun
Skottun Research, 273 Mather Street, Piedmont, CA 94611 5154, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 98:14050-4. 2001
..This finding suggests that the highly accurate sound localization of human observers is consistent with the resolution of single cells and need not reflect the combined activity of many neurons...
- A spike-timing code for discriminating conspecific vocalizations in the thalamocortical system of anesthetized and awake guinea pigs
Laboratoire de Neurobiologie de l Apprentissage, de la Memoire et de la Communication, Unite Mixte de Recherche, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique 8620, Universite Paris Sud, Orsay, France
J Neurosci 29:334-50. 2009
..These findings emphasize the importance of temporal discharge patterns as a coding mechanism for natural communication sounds, particularly in awake animals...
- Short-term plasticity at the calyx of held
Henrique von Gersdorff
The Vollum Institute, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon 97201 3098, USA
Nat Rev Neurosci 3:53-64. 2002
..The calyx of Held has also provided fresh insights into the strategies used by synapses to extend their dynamic range of operation and preserve the timing of sensory stimuli...
- Unlearning tinnitus-related cerebral synchrony with acoustic coordinated reset stimulation: theoretical concept and modelling
Peter A Tass
Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine Neuromodulation INM 7, Research Center Julich, 52425 Julich, Germany
Biol Cybern 106:27-36. 2012
..Based on our simulations, we propose non-invasive acoustic CR stimulation as a possible novel therapy for tinnitus...
- Linking topography to tonotopy in the mouse auditory thalamocortical circuit
Troy A Hackett
Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development, Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee 37232, USA
J Neurosci 31:2983-95. 2011
..Our findings further bridge the gap between in vivo and in vitro approaches for the detailed cellular study of auditory thalamocortical circuit organization and plasticity in the genetically tractable mouse model...
- Neural coding of temporal information in auditory thalamus and cortex
Laboratory of Auditory Neurophysiology, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 720 Rutland Avenue, Traylor 410, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
Neuroscience 154:294-303. 2008
..We suggest that such transformations are necessary for the auditory cortex to perform a wide range of functions including sound segmentation, object processing and multi-sensory integration...
- Development of tinnitus-related neuronal hyperactivity through homeostatic plasticity after hearing loss: a computational model
Department of Biology, Institute for Theoretical Biology, Humboldt Universitat zu Berlin, Invalidenstr 43, 10115 Berlin, Germany
Eur J Neurosci 23:3124-38. 2006
..Our computational model predicts how appropriate additional acoustic stimulation can reverse the development of such hyperactivity, which could provide a new basis for treatment strategies...
- Invariance and sensitivity to intensity in neural discrimination of natural sounds
Cyrus P Billimoria
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Hearing Research Center, Center for Biodynamics and Program in Mathematical and Computational Neuroscience, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
J Neurosci 28:6304-8. 2008
..Our results indicate that a temporally sparse spike timing-based code at a primary cortical stage can provide a substrate for intensity-invariant discrimination of natural sounds...
- Coding of auditory space
Division of Biology 216 76, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
Annu Rev Neurosci 26:31-55. 2003
..Thus, the two coding schemes are not alternate methods. Owls can localize sounds by using either the isomorphic map of auditory space in the midbrain or forebrain neural networks in which space is not mapped...
- Coding of auditory-stimulus identity in the auditory non-spatial processing stream
Brian E Russ
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire 03755, USA
J Neurophysiol 99:87-95. 2008
..These findings are consistent with the hypothesis that the STG and the vPFC are part of a functional circuit for auditory-identity analysis...
- Serial and parallel processing in rhesus monkey auditory cortex
J P Rauschecker
Georgetown Institute for Cognitive and Computational Sciences, Washington, DC 20007, USA
J Comp Neurol 382:89-103. 1997
..PT-responses in area CM, however, appear to be driven by input relayed serially from AI. The direct input to CM from MGd and other thalamic nuclei may thus be capable of mediating responses only to broad-band sounds...
- Adaptive auditory plasticity in developing and adult animals
Alex S Keuroghlian
Department of Neurobiology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305 5125, United States
Prog Neurobiol 82:109-21. 2007
- Decoding the auditory corticofugal systems
Jeffery A Winer
Division of Neurobiology, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California at Berkeley, 94720 3200, USA
Hear Res 212:1-8. 2006
..The size, specificity, laminar origins, and morphologic diversity of auditory corticofugal axons is consonant with an interpretation of multiple roles in parallel descending systems...
- Inhibitory synapses in the developing auditory system are glutamatergic
Deda C Gillespie
Department of Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, W1412 Biomedical Science Tower, 3500 Terrace St, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
Nat Neurosci 8:332-8. 2005
..Synapse-specific activation of NMDARs by glutamate release at GABAergic and glycinergic synapses could be important in activity-dependent refinement of inhibitory circuits...
- Engaging in an auditory task suppresses responses in auditory cortex
Gonzalo H Otazu
Cold Spring Harbor, New York, USA
Nat Neurosci 12:646-54. 2009
..Instead, the engaged condition possesses a characteristic and distinct neural signature in which sound-evoked responses are paradoxically suppressed...
- Dynamic range adaptation to sound level statistics in the auditory nerve
Eaton Peabody Laboratory, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA 02114, USA
J Neurosci 29:13797-808. 2009
..These findings suggest that adaptive processing of sound levels first occurs in the auditory periphery and is enhanced along the auditory pathway...
- Evolution and function of auditory systems in insects
Institut für Zoologie und Anthropologie, Universitat Gottingen, Germany
Naturwissenschaften 88:159-70. 2001
..Altogether, the many improvements opportunistically evolved at any stage of acoustic information-processing ultimately allow insects to come up with astonishing acoustic performances similar to those achieved by vertebrates...
- In vivo auditory brain mapping in mice with Mn-enhanced MRI
Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, 540 First Avenue, New York, NY 10016, USA
Nat Neurosci 8:961-8. 2005
..Thus, MEMRI provides a sensitive and effective method for mapping the mouse auditory brainstem and has great potential for a range of functional neuroimaging studies in normal and mutant mice...
- The inferior colliculus of the rat: a quantitative analysis of monaural frequency response areas
Auditory Neurophysiology Unit, Laboratory for the Neurobiology of Hearing, Institute of Neuroscience of Castilla y León and Faculty of Medicine, University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
Neuroscience 132:203-17. 2005
..Comparison of Q values across auditory nuclei shows little evidence that FRAs are sharpened at levels above the auditory nerve. Rather, there is a broad range of frequency tuning properties at each level...
- The planum temporale as a computational hub
Timothy D Griffiths
Newcastle University Medical School, Framlington Place, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4HH, UK
Trends Neurosci 25:348-53. 2002
..We review the evidence for the model and specific predictions that follow from it...
- Avian superior olivary nucleus provides divergent inhibitory input to parallel auditory pathways
R Michael Burger
Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center and Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 7923, USA
J Comp Neurol 481:6-18. 2005
..We present a conceptual model that incorporates these results and suggest that SON circuitry, in part, functions to offset interaural intensity differences in interaural time difference processing...
- Changes in neuronal activity of the inferior colliculus in rat after temporal inactivation of the auditory cortex
Institute of Experimental Medicine, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Videnska 1083, 142 20 Prague 4, Czech Republic
Physiol Res 52:615-28. 2003
..The results reveal the complex changes that appear in IC neuronal activity after functional ablation of the ipsilateral auditory cortex...
- Dual streams of auditory afferents target multiple domains in the primate prefrontal cortex
L M Romanski
Section of Neurobiology, B 413 SHM, 333 Cedar St, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Nat Neurosci 2:1131-6. 1999
..Thus separate auditory streams originate in caudal and rostral auditory cortex and target spatial and non-spatial domains of the frontal lobe, respectively...
- Corticofugal modulation of initial sound processing in the brain
Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Hotchkiss Brain Institute, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
J Neurosci 28:11615-21. 2008
..The auditory cortex apparently implements a long-range feedback mechanism to select or filter incoming signals from the ear...
- Cochlear implant use following neonatal deafness influences the cochleotopic organization of the primary auditory cortex in cats
James B Fallon
The Bionic Ear Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3002
J Comp Neurol 512:101-14. 2009
- Evidence for tinnitus-related plasticity in the auditory and limbic system, demonstrated by arg3.1 and c-fos immunocytochemistry
Department of Neuoracoustics, Institute of Zoology, Darmstadt University of Technology, Darmstadt, Germany
Hear Res 195:17-34. 2004
..In particular in its central nucleus, c-fos and arg3.1 IRN were found exclusively after the tinnitus-inducing treatment, suggesting that coactivation of the AC and the amygdala may by an essential feature of tinnitus-related activation...
- Auditory cortex mapmaking: principles, projections, and plasticity
Christoph E Schreiner
Coleman Memorial Laboratory, W M Keck Center for Integrative Neuroscience, and Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143 0732, USA
Neuron 56:356-65. 2007
..Here, we consider the implications of auditory cortical map organization and its plasticity and evaluate the complementary role of maps in representation and computation from an auditory perspective...
- Expression of a potassium current in inner hair cells during development of hearing in mice
C J Kros
Department of Physiology, School of Medical Sciences, University of Bristol, UK
Nature 394:281-4. 1998
..This change in potassium channel expression turns the inner hair cell from a regenerative, spiking pacemaker into a high-frequency signal transducer...
- Cortical reorganization in patients with high frequency cochlear hearing loss
Center of Biomagnetism, Institute of Experimental Audiology, , Germany
Hear Res 158:95-101. 2001
..The results suggest that deafferentation due to cochlear damage in adults may lead to functional reorganization of auditory cortical structures...
- Sensitivity to interaural correlation of single neurons in the inferior colliculus of guinea pigs
Trevor M Shackleton
MRC Institute of Hearing Research, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK
J Assoc Res Otolaryngol 6:244-59. 2005
..The data suggest that, unlike pure tone interaural time difference, discrimination of a population measure is required to account for behavioral interaural correlation discrimination performance...
- Antidromic activation reveals tonotopically organized projections from primary auditory cortex to the central nucleus of the inferior colliculus in guinea pig
Hubert H Lim
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan, 1301 Beal Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2122, USA
J Neurophysiol 97:1413-27. 2007
..g., medial geniculate body, cochlear nucleus). Such a method can address some of the limitations with current anatomical techniques for studying the auditory corticofugal system...
- Deficiency of neural recognition molecule NB-2 affects the development of glutamatergic auditory pathways from the ventral cochlear nucleus to the superior olivary complex in mouse
Department of Bioengineering, Nagaoka University of Technology, 1603 1, Kamitomiokamachi, Nagaoka, Niigata 940 2188, Japan
Dev Biol 336:192-200. 2009
..Together, these findings suggest that NB-2 deficiency causes a deficit in synapse formation and then induces apoptosis in MNTB and VCN neurons, affecting auditory brainstem function...
- Cortical activity patterns predict speech discrimination ability
Crystal T Engineer
School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas, 800 W Campbell Road, Richardson, Texas 75080, USA
Nat Neurosci 11:603-8. 2008
..This result suggests that spike timing contributes to the auditory cortex representation of consonant sounds...
- Ascending efferent projections of the superior olivary complex
D L Oliver
Department of Neuroscience, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, Connecticut 06030 3405, USA
Microsc Res Tech 51:355-63. 2000
..Olivary efferents to the nuclei of the lateral lemniscus are also key components of ascending pathways that inhibit neurons in the midbrain...