A neuronal model of vowel normalization and representation.

  title={A neuronal model of vowel normalization and representation.},
  author={Howard M. Sussman},
  journal={Brain and language},
  volume={28 1},
A speculative neuronal model for vowel normalization and representation is offered. The neurophysiological basis for the premise is the "combination-sensitive" neuron recently documented in the auditory cortex of the mustached bat (N. Suga, W. E. O'Neill, K. Kujirai, and T. Manabe, 1983, Journal of Neurophysiology, 49, 1573-1627). These neurons are specialized to respond to either precise frequency, amplitude, or time differentials between specific harmonic components of the pulse-echo pair… CONTINUE READING

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