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Nat Neurosci. 2008 Nov;11(11):1259-61. doi: 10.1038/nn.2201. Epub 2008 Sep 28.

Specialized neuronal adaptation for preserving input sensitivity.

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Department of Biomedical Engineering, Laboratory of Sensory Neuroscience and Neuroengineering, Washington University in St Louis, Missouri 63130, USA.

Abstract

Some neurons in auditory cortex respond to recent stimulus history by adapting their response functions to track stimulus statistics directly, as might be expected. In contrast, some neurons respond to loud sounds by adjusting their response functions away from high intensities and consequently remain sensitive to softer sounds. In marmoset monkey auditory cortex, the latter type of adaptation appears to exist only in neurons tuned to stimulus intensity.

PMID:
18820690
DOI:
10.1038/nn.2201
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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