Masking and scrambling in the auditory thalamus of awake rats by Gaussian and modulated noises.

@article{Martin2004MaskingAS,
  title={Masking and scrambling in the auditory thalamus of awake rats by Gaussian and modulated noises.},
  author={Eugene M. Martin and Morris F West and Purvis H Bedenbaugh},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2004},
  volume={101 41},
  pages={14961-5}
}
This paper provides a look at how modulated broad-band noises modulate the thalamic response evoked by brief probe sounds in the awake animal. We demonstrate that noise not only attenuates the response to probe sounds (masking) but also changes the temporal response pattern (scrambling). Two brief probe sounds, a Gaussian noise burst and a brief sinusoidal tone, were presented in silence and in three ongoing noises. The three noises were targeted at activating the auditory system in… CONTINUE READING