Plasticity and Signal Representation in the Auditory System

  • Josef Syka
  • Michael M. Merzenich
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Physiological Aspects of the Auditory Processing

  3. Plasticity of the Auditory System in Experimental Animals

    1. Richard A. Altschuler, Avril Genene Holt, Mikiya Asako, Catherine A. Lomax, Margaret I. Lomax, Jose Juiz
      Pages 97-107
    2. Jeffery A. Winer, Charles C. Lee, Kazuo Imaizumi, Christoph E. Schreiner
      Pages 109-125
    3. Josef Syka, Jiří Popelář, Natalia Rybalko, Fidel C. Nwabueze-Ogbo, Jana Mazelová, Daniel Šuta
      Pages 169-180
    4. Rainer Klinke, Andrej Kral, Silvia Heid, Rainer Hartmann
      Pages 181-190
    5. Frank W. Ohl, Wolfram Wetzel, Matthias Deliano, Henning Scheich, Walter J. Freeman
      Pages 203-215
  4. Interaural Time Difference Processing

    1. Jeremy G. Turner, Donald M. Caspary
      Pages 217-225
    2. Jiří Popelář, Daniel Groh, Josef Syka
      Pages 227-232
  5. Psychoacoustics, Speech and Music Perception

    1. Karen Banai, Merav Ahissar
      Pages 233-242
    2. Gal Ben-Yehudah, Karen Banai, Merav Ahissar
      Pages 243-249
    3. Hanna Putter-Katz, Karen Banai, Merav Ahissar
      Pages 251-257
    4. Venu Balasubramanian, Ludo Max
      Pages 271-276
    5. Robert J. Zatorre, Pascal Belin
      Pages 277-290
    6. Krista L. Hyde, Isabelle Peretz
      Pages 291-296
    7. Manon Grube, D. Yves Von Cramon, Rudolf Rübsamen
      Pages 303-309
    8. Berthold Langguth, Peter Eichhammer, Joerg Marienhagen, Tobias Kleinjung, Philipp Sand, Goeran Hajak
      Pages 329-334
  6. Plasticity of the Auditory System in Man

    1. David R. Moore, Joseph T. Devlin, Josephine Raley, Elizabeth Tunbridge, Katherine Lanary, Anna Floyer-Lea et al.
      Pages 335-346
    2. Hung Thai-Van, Damien Gabriel, Lionel Collet
      Pages 347-353
    3. Larry E. Roberts, Daniel J. Bosnyak, Antoine Shahin, Laurel J. Trainor
      Pages 387-394
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 401-416

About these proceedings


This volume summarizes the state of development of auditory system neuroscience. This field is in an era of remarkable progress, particularly in the field of plasticity of the auditory system. New advances in understanding auditory system plasticity, based substantially on a large and growing body of results from animal experiments, are related to innumerable new insights into the physiology and pathology of speech and music perception and production generated by behavioral studies, and from the application of modern brain imaging techniques. We are living in an especially exciting period of research, marked by an almost astounding rate of advance in the development of our understanding of the hearing brain. The extraordinary series of reports published in this book document this rapid, further advance.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Josef Syka
    • 1
  • Michael M. Merzenich
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Experimental MedicineAcademy of Sciences of the Czech RepublicPragueCzech Republic
  2. 2.Keck Center for Integrative NeurosciencesUniversity of California at San FranciscoSan Francisco

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