Gain control mechanisms in the auditory pathway.

@article{Robinson2009GainCM,
  title={Gain control mechanisms in the auditory pathway.},
  author={Benjamin Louis Robinson and David McAlpine},
  journal={Current opinion in neurobiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={402-7}
}
Belying the apparent ease with which the acoustic world is perceived, the sheer vastness of the range of sounds and sound parameters that must be encoded represents a challenge to traditional models of neural coding in audition. Here, we review recent evidence suggesting that a process of gain control, operating at multiple stages in the auditory pathway, helps maintain coding accuracy to prevailing sound conditions over a wide range of behavioural and sensory contexts. Together, these… CONTINUE READING

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