Experience alters the spatial tuning of auditory units in the optic tectum during a sensitive period in the barn owl.

@article{Knudsen1985ExperienceAT,
  title={Experience alters the spatial tuning of auditory units in the optic tectum during a sensitive period in the barn owl.},
  author={Eric I. Knudsen},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={1985},
  volume={5 11},
  pages={3094-109}
}
  • Eric I. Knudsen
  • Published 1985 in
    The Journal of neuroscience : the official…
The auditory spatial tuning of bimodal (auditory-visual) units in the optic tectum of the barn owl was altered by raising animals with one ear occluded. Changes in spatial tuning were assessed by comparing the location of a unit's auditory best area with that of its visual receptive field. As shown previously, auditory best areas are aligned with visual receptive fields in the tecta of normal birds (Knudsen, E. I. (1982) J. Neurosci. 2: 1177-1194). It was demonstrated in this study that, when… CONTINUE READING