On the role of space and time in auditory processing.

  • S. Shamma
  • Published 2001 in Trends in cognitive sciences

Abstract

Unlike visual and tactile stimuli, auditory signals that allow perception of timbre, pitch and localization are temporal. To process these, the auditory nervous system must either possess specialized neural machinery for analyzing temporal input, or transform the initial responses into patterns that are spatially distributed across its sensory epithelium… (More)

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