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A Comparison of the Responses Evoked by Artificial Stimuli and Vocalizations in the Inferior Colliculus of Squirrel Monkeys

  • Judith A. Manley
  • Peter Müller-Preuss

Abstract

Although our present understanding of the auditory system comes primarily from studies using easily defined acoustic parameters, an organism’s acoustic environment consists primarily of constantly changing complex stimuli. Our study was undertaken to compare the responses of inferior colliculus (i. c.) neurons to simple artificial stimuli and to more complex species-specific vocalizations.

Keywords

Auditory Cortex Inferior Colliculus Acoustic Parameter Inhibitory Component Acoustic Environment 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Judith A. Manley
    • 1
  • Peter Müller-Preuss
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institute for PsychiatryMunichGermany

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