Processing Strategies in Auditory Cortex: Comparison with Other Sensory Modalities

Chapter

Abstract

In discussing parallels between the auditory cortex and the cortical processing of other sensory modalities, we cannot ignore the fact that for most neuroscientists the standard model of sensory processing in cortex is the visual system and that other sensory systems are first and foremost compared to this model. We will therefore begin by briefly recapitulating the main components of this standard model. We will then discuss auditory cortex in the context of this standard model.

Keywords

Depression Retina Posit Acetylcholine Tempo 

Abbreviations

AAF

anterior auditory field

AI

primary auditory cortex

BILD

binaural intelligibility level differences

FAES

auditory field in anterior ectosylvian sulcus

fMRI

functional magnetic resonance imaging

IC

inferior colliculus

ILD

interaural level difference

ITD

interaural time difference

LIP

lateral intraparietal area

MT

middle temporal visual area

PAF

posterior auditory field

PET

positron emission tomography

RF

receptive field

RHT

reverse hierarchy theory

RSVP

rapid serial visual presentations

SAM

sinusoidal amplitude modulation

SSA

stimulus-specific adaptation

V2

second visual cortical field

VI

primary visual cortex

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of NeurobiologyThe Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences and the Silberman Institute of Life Sciences, Hebrew UniversityJerusalemIsrael
  2. 2.Faculty of HealthThe University of Newcastle AustraliaCallaghanAustralia

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