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Specific long-term memory traces in primary auditory cortex
  • N. Weinberger
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Nature Reviews Neuroscience
  • 1 April 2004
Learning and memory involve the storage of specific sensory experiences. However, until recently the idea that the primary sensory cortices could store specific memory traces had received littleExpand
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Induction of a physiological memory in the cerebral cortex by stimulation of the nucleus basalis.
Auditory cortical receptive field plasticity produced during behavioral learning may be considered to constitute "physiological memory" because it has major characteristics of behavioral memory:Expand
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Characterisation of multiple physiological fields within the anatomical core of rat auditory cortex
The organisation and response properties of the rat auditory cortex were investigated with single and multi-unit electrophysiological recording. Two tonotopically organised 'core' fields, i.e. theExpand
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Physiological Memory in Primary Auditory Cortex: Characteristics and Mechanisms
  • N. Weinberger
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
  • 1 July 1998
"Physiological memory" is enduring neuronal change sufficiently specific to represent learned information. It transcends both sensory traces that are detailed but transient and long-termExpand
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Classical conditioning induces CS-specific receptive field plasticity in the auditory cortex of the guinea pig
To determine if classical conditioning produces general or specific modification of responses to acoustic conditioned stimuli (CS), frequency receptive fields (RF) of neurons in guinea pig auditoryExpand
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Music and the brain.
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Encoding of learned importance of sound by magnitude of representational area in primary auditory cortex.
We hypothesized that learning-induced representational expansion in the primary auditory cortex (AI) directly encodes the degree of behavioral importance of a sound. Rats trained on an operantExpand
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Dynamic regulation of receptive fields and maps in the adult sensory cortex.
  • N. Weinberger
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Annual review of neuroscience
  • 1995
A dominant belief in neuroscience is that sensory systems in the adult are stable, in contrast to the extensive and pervasive plasticity that characterizes development of the nervous system.Expand
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Basolateral amygdala noradrenergic activity mediates corticosterone-induced enhancement of auditory fear conditioning
The present experiment examined whether posttraining noradrenergic activity within the basolateral complex of the amygdala (BLA) is required for mediating the facilitating effects of acutelyExpand
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Associative representational plasticity in the auditory cortex: a synthesis of two disciplines.
Historically, sensory systems have been largely ignored as potential loci of information storage in the neurobiology of learning and memory. They continued to be relegated to the role of "sensoryExpand
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