Lucy A. Anderson

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Neurons in the primary auditory cortex respond less strongly to a commonly occurring "standard" tone than to the same tone when it is rare or "deviant." This phenomenon, called "stimulus-specific adaptation" (SSA), has been proposed as a possible single-neuron correlate of the mismatch negativity, a cortical evoked potential associated with stimulus(More)
Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) is a globally ubiquitous fungal infection that has emerged to become a primary driver of amphibian biodiversity loss. Despite widespread effort to understand the emergence of this panzootic, the origins of the infection, its patterns of global spread, and principle mode of evolution remain largely unknown. Using(More)
The auditory thalamic area includes the medial geniculate body (MGB) and the lateral part of the posterior thalamic nucleus (Pol). The MGB can be subdivided into a ventral subdivision, forming part of the lemniscal (primary) auditory pathway, and medial and dorsal subdivisions, traditionally considered (alongside the Pol) part of the non-lemniscal(More)
Cytochrome oxidase (CYO) and acetylcholinesterase (AChE) staining density varies across the cortical layers in many sensory areas. The laminar variations likely reflect differences between the layers in levels of metabolic activity and cholinergic modulation. The question of whether these laminar variations differ between primary sensory cortices has never(More)
The two-dimensional electrophoretic technique of O'Farrell has been adapted to the analysis of human plasma proteins, and 30 polypeptides have been identified in the pattern produced. Genetic variants involving charge (isoelectric point) or size (molecular weight in the presence of sodium dodecyl sulfate) changes should be routinely detectable in at least(More)
Many neurons in the central auditory pathway, from the inferior colliculus (IC) to the auditory cortex (AC), respond less strongly to a commonly occurring stimulus than one that rarely occurs. The origin of this phenomenon, called stimulus-specific adaptation (SSA), remains uncertain. The AC sends descending projections to the IC that terminate most densely(More)
Guinea pigs produce the low-frequency purr or rumble call as an alerting signal. A digitised example of the call was presented to anaesthetised guinea pigs via a closed sound system while recording from the primary auditory cortex. The exemplar used in this study had 9 regular phrases each spaced with their centres about 80 ms apart. Low-frequency (1.1 kHz)(More)
The auditory thalamus (medial geniculate body, MGB) receives its main ascending input from the inferior colliculus (IC), which was considered to be an obligatory relay for all auditory inputs to the MGB. However, recent anatomical evidence in the rat [ (Malmierca et al. 2002) J. Neurosci., 22, 10891-10897] has confirmed the presence of a direct pathway from(More)
Accurate temporal coding of low-frequency tones by spikes that are locked to a particular phase of the sine wave (phase-locking), occurs among certain groups of neurons at various processing levels in the brain. Phase-locked responses have previously been studied in the inferior colliculus and neocortex of the guinea pig and we now describe the responses in(More)
The accurate and reliable identification of subdivisions within the auditory thalamus is important for future studies of this nucleus. However, in the guinea pig, there has been no agreement on the number or nomenclature of subdivisions within the main nucleus of the auditory thalamus, the medial geniculate body (MGB). Thus, we assessed three staining(More)