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Information theory and neural coding
We show how to use information theory to validate simple stimulus–response models of neural coding of dynamic stimuli and show that each spike contributes to information transmission. Expand
Natural speech reveals the semantic maps that tile human cerebral cortex
- Alexander G. Huth, W. D. Heer, T. Griffiths, F. Theunissen, J. Gallant
- Computer Science, Medicine
- 8 March 2016
We systematically map semantic selectivity across the cortex using voxel-wise modelling of functional MRI (fMRI) data collected while subjects listened to hours of narrative stories. Expand
Spectral-Temporal Receptive Fields of Nonlinear Auditory Neurons Obtained Using Natural Sounds
The stimulus–response function of many visual and auditory neurons has been described by a spatial-temporal receptive field (STRF), a linear model that for mathematical reasons has until recently… Expand
Modulation spectra of natural sounds and ethological theories of auditory processing.
- N. C. Singh, F. Theunissen
- Mathematics, Medicine
- The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
- 2 December 2003
The modulation statistics of natural sound ensembles were analyzed by calculating the probability distributions of the amplitude envelope of the sounds and their time-frequency correlations given by… Expand
The Modulation Transfer Function for Speech Intelligibility
We applied a novel modulation filtering technique to recorded sentences to restrict acoustic information quantitatively and to obtain a joint spectrotemporal modulation transfer function for speech comprehension, the speech MTF. Expand
Feature analysis of natural sounds in the songbird auditory forebrain.
Although understanding the processing of natural sounds is an important goal in auditory neuroscience, relatively little is known about the neural coding of these sounds. Recently we demonstrated… Expand
Estimating spatio-temporal receptive fields of auditory and visual neurons from their responses to natural stimuli
We present a generalized reverse correlation technique that can be used to estimate the spatio-temporal receptive fields (STRFs) of sensory neurons from their responses to arbitrary stimuli such as… Expand
Representation of sensory information in the cricket cercal sensory system. I. Response properties of the primary interneurons.
1. Six different types of primary wind-sensitive interneurons in the cricket cercal sensory system were tested for their sensitivity to the orientation and peak velocity of unidirectional airflow… Expand
Temporal and Spectral Sensitivity of Complex Auditory Neurons in the Nucleus HVc of Male Zebra Finches
Complex vocalizations, such as human speech and birdsong, are characterized by their elaborate spectral and temporal structure. Because auditory neurons of the zebra finch forebrain nucleus HVc… Expand
Information theoretic analysis of dynamical encoding by four identified primary sensory interneurons in the cricket cercal system.
- F. Theunissen, J. Roddey, S. Stufflebeam, H. Clague, J. Miller
- Mathematics, Medicine
- Journal of neurophysiology
- 1 April 1996
1. The stimulus/response properties of four identified primary sensory interneurons in the cricket cercal sensory system were studied using electrophysiological techniques. These four cells are… Expand