A possible neuronal basis for representation of acoustic scenes in auditory cortex of the big brown bat

@article{Dear1993APN,
  title={A possible neuronal basis for representation of acoustic scenes in auditory cortex of the big brown bat},
  author={Steven P. Dear and Andrea Megela Simmons and Jonathan B. Fritz},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1993},
  volume={364},
  pages={620-623}
}
BEHAVIOURAL studies1–4 and field observations5–7 demonstrate that echolocating bats simultaneously perceive range, direction and shape of multiple objects in the environment as acoustic images derived from echoes. Cortical echo delay-tuned neurons contribute to the perception of object range, because focal inactivation of these neurons disrupts behavioural discrimination of range8. We report here that response properties of delay-tuned neurons in the cortical tonotopic area of the bat… CONTINUE READING