Possibilities of Recording Multiunit Activity in the Auditory Pathway

  • E. David


It is of great interest to investigate the mechanism of neuronal processing of ecological signals that are of vital importance to individuals. However, the whole sound image of such signals is not depicted by the activity of individual or single cells. Several cells must be involved in creating such an image. Hence the multi-unit activity of the cells must be observed in recognizing the pattern. This is possible either by using multichannel microelectrodes or microelectrodes having larger tip-diameter. In the latter case, it is necessary to discriminate different cell activities by computation.


Auditory Stimulus Analog Digital Converter Auditory Pathway Amplitude Stimulus Medial Geniculate Body 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. David
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  1. 1.Institute of Physiology and BiocyberneticsUniversity of Erlangen-NürnbergGermany

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