Feature-detecting auditory neurons in the brain of a sound-producing fish

@article{Crawford1997FeaturedetectingAN,
  title={Feature-detecting auditory neurons in the brain of a sound-producing fish},
  author={John D. Crawford},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology A},
  year={1997},
  volume={180},
  pages={439-450}
}
The mormyrid fish Pollimyrus adspersus has auditory specializations for sound pressure detection and uses acoustic displays in its natural social behavior. In this paper it is shown that auditory neurons in the mesencephalon (torus semicircularis) are activated selectively by temporal features of complex sounds. Single neurons were recorded while presenting sounds to fish underwater. The stimuli were acoustic click trains, 400 ms in duration, and were synthesized with differing inter-click… CONTINUE READING
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