Auditory-Vocal Integration in the Midbrain of the Mustached Bat: Periaqueductal Gray and Reticular Formation
Acoustic communication and echolocation involve the auditory and vocal systems. In order to understand these systems, research should be performed not only on each system in isolation, but also on auditory-vocal integration. How is the signal processing by the auditory system influenced by vocal activity? How is the activity of the vocal system modified by acoustic stimuli? To date, neurophysiological studies directly related to these questions are very limited, but there are several papers worth mentioning.
KeywordsInferior Colliculus Acoustic Stimulus Noise Burst Vocal Response Tone Pulse
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