Lane McDonald

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Human and chinchilla listeners exhibit nonmonotonic temporal acuity for speech sounds differing in voice onset time (VOT). Characteristics of the neural discharge pattern or of the stimuli themselves that might account for the pattern of temporal acuity have not been described. Responses of chinchilla auditory-nerve fibers to syllables from an alveolar VOT(More)
Responses of chinchilla auditory-nerve fibers to synthesized stop consonants differing in voice onset time (VOT) were obtained. The syllables, heard as /ga/-/ka/ or /da/-/ta/, were similar to those previously used by others in psychophysical experiments with human and with chinchilla subjects. Average discharge rates of neurons tuned to the frequency region(More)
Responses of chinchilla auditory-nerve fibers were measured for stimulus conditions analogous to those in which psychophysical release from masking has been observed in humans. The maskers were two equal power, narrow-band noise stimuli with different amplitude envelopes. The neurons in the sample fell into three groups that resolved the maskers' envelopes(More)
Plant available soil phosphate is frequently deficient for crop and pasture production on organic farms in southern Australia. Improved P management, including developing a fertiliser product conforming to organic farming regulations, is required to sustain and increase production on these farms. Reactive phosphate rock (RPR) and elemental sulphur (S) are(More)
Responses of chinchilla auditory nerve fibers to synthesized stop consonant syllables differing in voice-onset time (VOT) were obtained. The syllables, heard as /ga/-/ka/ or /da/-/ta/, were similar to those previously used by others in psychophysical experiments with human and chinchilla subjects. Synchronized discharge rates of neurons tuned to frequencies(More)
A comparative study of the regeneration ecology ofthree lesser-known leguminous timber species wasconducted in the seasonally dry forests of SantaCruz, Bolivia to determine species regenerationstrategies and make silvicultural recommendationsfor these species. The study included arepresentative from each subfamily of Leguminosae:Anadenanthera colubrina(More)
A simulated rainfall event was used to determine the influence of different N sources and earthworm density on surface hydrology and quality of runoff in a tilled-corn cropping system. N was added to spring-disked, continuous-corn plots as chopped legume, manure, or NH4NO3. Earthworm populations were manipulated in fertility treatments by reductions,(More)
The title compound, C(26)H(20)O(2), has long been known, but was not structurally characterized until now. It adopts the Z conformation and the atoms comprising the ester linkage are essentially coplanar (r.m.s. deviation of 0.0234 Å). The acyl C-O bond length of 1.470 (2) Å falls within the normal range seen for esters of tertiary alcohols and is below the(More)
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