Tobias Overath

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Speech contains temporal structure that the brain must analyze to enable linguistic processing. To investigate the neural basis of this analysis, we used sound quilts, stimuli constructed by shuffling segments of a natural sound, approximately preserving its properties on short timescales while disrupting them on longer scales. We generated quilts from(More)
Hierarchical models of auditory processing often posit that optimal stimuli, i.e., those eliciting a maximal neural response, will increase in bandwidth and decrease in modulation rate as one ascends the auditory neuraxis. Here, we tested how bandwidth and modulation rate interact at several loci along the human central auditory pathway using functional MRI(More)
4 1. Department of Psychology, New York University, New York, 10003, U.S.A. 5 2. Center for Neural Science, New York University, New York, 10003, U.S.A. 6 3. Department of Biology, New York University, New York, 10003, U.S.A. 7 8 9 10 Running head: temporal modulation rate and spectral bandwidth 11 12 13 * Corresponding author: t.overath@ucl.ac.uk 14 †(More)
Interactions between sensory pathways such as the visual and auditory systems are known to occur in the brain, but where they first occur is uncertain. Here we show a novel multimodal interaction evident at the eardrum. Ear canal microphone measurements in humans (n=19 ears in 16 subjects) and monkeys (n=5 ears in 3 subjects) performing a saccadic eye(More)
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