Udo Häusler

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Gap-detection thresholds of single units were determined from auditory forebrain neurons of the awake starling. Nine different response types were statistically defined from the discharge pattern to a 400 ms broadband noise stimulus. The gap stimuli consisted of two broadband noise bursts which were separated by a gap ranging from 0.4 to 204.8 ms duration.(More)
A miniature telemetric system is described which allows simultaneous measurements of neural activity and vocalization in freely moving monkeys within their social group. Single and multi-unit activities were detected with medium impedance electrodes that were fixed to self-made microdrives allowing accurate vertical positioning over a range of 8 mm.(More)
In six squirrel monkeys (Saimiri sciureus), the medulla oblongata was explored with microelectrodes, looking for vocalization-correlated activity. The vocalizations were elicited by microinjections of glutamate agonists into the periaqueductal grey of the midbrain. Vocalization-related cells were found in greater numbers in the nucl. ambiguus (Ab) and(More)
In the squirrel monkey (Saimiri sciureus), single-unit activity was compared between the midbrain periaqueductal grey and the parvocellular and central nuclei of the medullary reticular formation during the production of species-specific vocalization. It was found that all three areas contain neurones with vocalization-related activity. The relative number(More)
Four squirrel monkeys (Saimiri sciureus) were tested for their frequency discrimination capacity using an eyeblink classical conditioning procedure, with air puff against the eye as unconditioned stimulus and 600-ms pure tones as conditioned stimuli. Absolute frequency difference thresholds showed a minimum (20–41 Hz, mean 30 Hz) at 4,000–8,000 Hz and(More)
In seven freely moving squirrel monkeys (Saimiri sciureus), the neuronal activity in the periaqueductal gray (PAG) and bordering structures was registered during vocal communication, using a telemetric single-unit recording technique. In 9.3% of the PAG neurons, a vocalization-correlated activity was found. Four reaction types could be distinguished: a)(More)
  • Udo Häusler
  • The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
  • 2000
Respiratory abdominal movements associated with vocalization were recorded in awake squirrel monkeys. Several call types, such as peeping, trilling, cackling, and err-chucks, were accompanied by large vocalization-correlated respiratory movements (VCRM) that started before vocalization. During purring, in contrast, only small VCRM were recorded that started(More)
Recent evidence for a tight coupling of sensorimotor processes in trained musicians led to the question of whether this coupling extends to preattentively mediated reflexes; particularly, whether a classically conditioned response in one of the domains (auditory) is generalized to another (tactile/motor) on the basis of a prior association in a second-order(More)
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