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Change deafness describes the failure to perceive even intense changes within complex auditory input, if the listener does not attend to the changing sound. Remarkably, previous psychophysical data provide evidence that this effect occurs independently of successful stimulus encoding, indicating that undetected changes are processed to some extent in(More)
Psychophysical experiments show that auditory change detection can be disturbed in situations in which listeners have to monitor complex auditory input. We made use of this change deafness effect to segregate the neural correlates of physical change in auditory input from brain responses related to conscious change perception in an fMRI experiment.(More)
The human auditory system is sensitive in detecting "mistuned" components in a harmonic complex, which do not match the frequency pattern defined by the fundamental frequency of the complex. Depending on the frequency configuration, the mistuned component may be perceptually segregated from the complex and may be heard as a separate tone. In the context of(More)
The soundscape of a busy city, the jungle at the Amazon river, or a school-yard is composed of a cacophonic mixture of honking cars, babbling children, animal cries, andmanymany more sound elements that hit the ear in raw, unprocessed fashion. To make sense out of this sound mixture is no easy task and requires active listening on all levels of the auditory(More)
The nucleus ventralis lemnisci lateralis pars posterior (VL Vp) is the first binaural station in the intensity-processing pathway of the barn owl. Contralateral stimulation excites and ipsilateral stimulation inhibits VL Vp cells. The strength of the inhibition declines systematically from dorsal to ventral within the nucleus. Cells selective for different(More)
Acoustic communication in noise: the gray mouse lemur as a primate model THESIS Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree-Doctor rerum naturalium-Sponsorship: The author of this thesis received a Georg-Christoph-Lichtenberg scholarship of Lower Saxony, Germany as well as financial support for finishing the thesis by the Center for(More)
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