Millisecond encoding precision of auditory cortex neurons.

@article{Kayser2010MillisecondEP,
  title={Millisecond encoding precision of auditory cortex neurons.},
  author={Christoph Kayser and Nikos K. Logothetis and Stefano Panzeri},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2010},
  volume={107 39},
  pages={16976-81}
}
Neurons in auditory cortex are central to our perception of sounds. However, the underlying neural codes, and the relevance of millisecond-precise spike timing in particular, remain debated. Here, we addressed this issue in the auditory cortex of alert nonhuman primates by quantifying the amount of information carried by precise spike timing about complex sounds presented for extended periods of time (random tone sequences and natural sounds). We investigated the dependence of stimulus… CONTINUE READING

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