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Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 1992 Jun 29;336(1278):403-6.

Modelling the sensitivity of cells in the anteroventral cochlear nucleus to spatiotemporal discharge patterns.

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Department of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University, Massachusetts 02215.


This study investigates a potential mechanism for the processing of acoustic information that is encoded in the spatiotemporal discharge patterns of auditory nerve (AN) fibres. Recent physiological evidence has demonstrated that some low-frequency cells in the anteroventral cochlear nucleus (AVCN) are sensitive to manipulations of the phase spectrum of complex sounds (Carney 1990b). These manipulations result in systematic changes in the spatiotemporal discharge patterns across groups of low-frequency AN fibres having different characteristic frequencies (CFS). One interpretation of these results is that these neurons in the AVCN receive convergent inputs from AN fibres with different CFS, and that the cells perform a coincidence detection or cross-correlation upon their inputs. This report presents a model that was developed to test this interpretation.

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