Processing Strategies in Auditory Cortex: Comparison with Other Sensory Modalities



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.


Visual Cortex Auditory Cortex Inferior Colliculus Emergent Property Interaural Time Difference 
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anterior auditory field


primary auditory cortex


binaural intelligibility level differences


auditory field in anterior ectosylvian sulcus


functional magnetic resonance imaging


inferior colliculus


interaural level difference


interaural time difference


lateral intraparietal area


middle temporal visual area


posterior auditory field


positron emission tomography


receptive field


reverse hierarchy theory


rapid serial visual presentations


sinusoidal amplitude modulation


stimulus-specific adaptation


second visual cortical field


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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