Psychophysical evidence against the autocorrelation theory of auditory temporal processing.

@article{Kaernbach1998PsychophysicalEA,
  title={Psychophysical evidence against the autocorrelation theory of auditory temporal processing.},
  author={Christian Kaernbach and Laurent Demany},
  journal={The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America},
  year={1998},
  volume={104 4},
  pages={
          2298-306
        }
}
  • C. Kaernbach, L. Demany
  • Published 27 October 1998
  • Psychology
  • The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
Nowadays, it is widely believed that the temporal structure of the auditory nerve fibers' response to sound stimuli plays an important role in auditory perception. An influential hypothesis is that information is extracted from this temporal structure by neural operations akin to an autocorrelation algorithm. The goal of the present work was to test this hypothesis. The stimuli consisted of sequences of unipolar clicks that were high-pass filtered and mixed with low-pass noise so as to exclude… 

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