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Tuning for spectro-temporal modulations as a mechanism for auditory discrimination of natural sounds
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We compared the real, band-pass neural tuning and a less selective model of spectro-temporal tuning in zebra finches with the statistics of natural sounds. Expand
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Song Selectivity in the Song System and in the Auditory Forebrain
Abstract: The sensorimotor neurons found in the song‐system nuclei are responsive to the sounds of the bird's own song. This selectivity emerges during vocal learning and appears to follow theExpand
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Sparse and Background-Invariant Coding of Vocalizations in Auditory Scenes
Vocal communicators such as humans and songbirds readily recognize individual vocalizations, even in distracting auditory environments. This perceptual ability is likely subserved by auditory neuronsExpand
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Stimulus-Dependent Auditory Tuning Results in Synchronous Population Coding of Vocalizations in the Songbird Midbrain
Physiological studies in vocal animals such as songbirds indicate that vocalizations drive auditory neurons particularly well. But the neural mechanisms whereby vocalizations are encoded differentlyExpand
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Bengalese Finches Lonchura Striata Domestica Depend upon Auditory Feedback for the Maintenance of Adult Song
Male birds of age-limited song-learning species develop their full song repertoires in the first year of life. For this type of song learner, once song is stabilized in adulthood, it is highlyExpand
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Sound representation methods for spectro-temporal receptive field estimation
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The spectro-temporal receptive field (STRF) of an auditory neuron describes the linear relationship between the sound stimulus in a time-frequency representation and the neural response. Expand
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Functional Groups in the Avian Auditory System
Auditory perception depends on the coding and organization of the information-bearing acoustic features of sounds by auditory neurons. We report here that auditory neurons can be classified intoExpand
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A Generalized Linear Model for Estimating Spectrotemporal Receptive Fields from Responses to Natural Sounds
In the auditory system, the stimulus-response properties of single neurons are often described in terms of the spectrotemporal receptive field (STRF), a linear kernel relating the spectrogram of theExpand
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Vocal Memory and Learning in Adult Bengalese Finches with Regenerated Hair Cells
Critical learning periods are common in vertebrate development. In many birds, song learning is limited by a critical period; juveniles copy songs from adult birds by forming memories of those songsExpand
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Discrimination of communication vocalizations by single neurons and groups of neurons in the auditory midbrain.
Many social animals including songbirds use communication vocalizations for individual recognition. The perception of vocalizations depends on the encoding of complex sounds by neurons in theExpand
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