Willard W. Wilson

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This research focused on the response of neurons in the inferior colliculus of the unanesthetized mustached bat, Pteronotus parnelli, to apparent auditory motion. We produced the apparent motion stimulus by broadcasting pure-tone bursts sequentially from an array of loudspeakers along horizontal, vertical, or oblique trajectories in the frontal hemifield.(More)
Phospholamban, the putative protein regulator of the Ca2+ pump of cardiac sarcoplasmic reticulum, was purified to apparent homogeneity from canine cardiac sarcoplasmic reticulum vesicles by selective extraction with sodium cholate, followed by adsorption to calcium oxalate, solubilization in Zwittergent 3-14, and specific elution from(More)
Perception of complex sounds depends on the encoding of the dynamic and static structures within the ongoing stimulus by the auditory system. Aging has been associated with deficits in both areas, thus, the difficulty that the elderly have in speech comprehension could due to hearing loss, or to a loss of temporal sensitivity, or some combination of both.(More)
We explored frequency and intensity encoding in the inferior colliculus (IC) of the C57 mouse model of sensorineural hearing loss. Consistent with plasticity reported in the IC of other models of hearing loss, frequency response areas (FRAs) in hearing-impaired (HI) mice were broader with fewer high-frequency units than normal-hearing (NH) mice. The broad(More)
A new biosensor platform that provides simultaneous fluorescence detection and electrochemical control of biospecific binding has been developed and investigated using antibody-antigen and streptavidin-biotin interactions. Specifically, biotin was covalently bound to a transparent indium-tin oxide (ITO) working electrode, which also served as an integral(More)
Single units in the inferior colliculus (IC) in the C57Bl/6 inbred mouse strain were tested for their temporal processing ability as measured by their minimum gap threshold (MGT), the shortest silent interval in an ongoing white-noise stimulus which a unit could encode. After ascertaining the MGT in quiet, units were re-tested in various levels of(More)
A cuprozinc superoxide dismutase has been isolated from pig liver. The enzyme is similar to previously described cuprozinc superoxide dismutases in that it is a dimer of about 32 000 molecular weight consisting of approximately two equally sized subunits, and 2 atoms of copper and two atoms of zinc per molecule. It differs, however, from previously(More)
Quasi-elastic light scattering was used to detect the initial stage of aggregation of hemoglobin S solutions. Aggregation of a hemolysate upon deoxygenation was found to occur at concentrations above 11 g/dl, but purified hemoglobin S solutions showed evidence of aggregation only for concentrations greater than 14 g/dl. A transition from a nonaggregated to(More)
In natural environments, temporally complex signals often occur in a background of noise. The neural mechanisms underlying the preservation of temporal sensitivity in background noise are poorly understood. In the present study, we examined the ability of inferior colliculus (IC) units with primary-like and sustained response patterns ('tonic units') to(More)