Neurobehavioral studies of the central auditory system.

@article{Masterton1997NeurobehavioralSO,
  title={Neurobehavioral studies of the central auditory system.},
  author={R. Bruce Masterton},
  journal={The Annals of otology, rhinology & laryngology. Supplement},
  year={1997},
  volume={168},
  pages={31-4}
}
The history of ablation-behavior experimentation into the central system has led to conclusions not obviously derivable from knowledge of neuroanatomy or neurophysiology alone. 1) The ventral, and not the dorsal, acoustic stria is necessary and sufficient for discriminating the physical dimensions of sound. 2) The ventral, and not the dorsal, system is also necessary and sufficient for discriminations of both the azimuth and elevation of a sound source. 3) A functional "acoustic chiasm" is… CONTINUE READING