Novelty detector neurons in the mammalian auditory midbrain.

  title={Novelty detector neurons in the mammalian auditory midbrain.},
  author={David Perez-Gonzalez and Manuel S. Malmierca and Ellen Covey},
  journal={The European journal of neuroscience},
  volume={22 11},
Novel stimuli in all sensory modalities are highly effective in attracting and focusing attention. Stimulus-specific adaptation (SSA) and brain activity evoked by novel stimuli have been studied using population measures such as imaging and event-related potentials, but there have been few studies at the single-neuron level. In this study we compare SSA across different populations of neurons in the inferior colliculus (IC) of the rat and show that a subclass of neurons with rapid and… CONTINUE READING
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