Representation of voice pitch in discharge patterns of auditory-nerve fibers

@article{Miller1984RepresentationOV,
  title={Representation of voice pitch in discharge patterns of auditory-nerve fibers},
  author={Michael I. Miller and Murray B. Sachs},
  journal={Hearing Research},
  year={1984},
  volume={14},
  pages={257-279}
}

Neural correlates of the pitch of complex tones. I. Pitch and pitch salience.

The temporal discharge patterns of auditory nerve fibers in Dial-anesthetized cats were studied in response to periodic complex acoustic waveforms that evoke pitches at their fundamental frequencies, suggesting that existence of a central processor capable of analyzing these interval patterns could provide a unified explanation for many different aspects of pitch perception.

Improved neural representation of vowels in electric stimulation using desynchronizing pulse trains.

Recording ANF responses to pulse trains modulated by bandpass filtered vowels suggests that a DPT-enhanced strategy may achieve good representation of the stimulus fine structure in the temporal discharge patterns of ANFs for frequencies up to 1000 Hz.

Neural processing of amplitude-modulated sounds.

The picture that emerges is that temporal modulations are a critical stimulus attribute that assists us in the detection, discrimination, identification, parsing, and localization of acoustic sources and that this wide-ranging role is reflected in dedicated physiological properties at different anatomical levels.

Temporal Coding of Voice Pitch Contours in Mandarin Tones

The difference between the number of LFPs and single neurons that encode the time-variant F0 voice pitch supports the notion of a transition at the level of IC from direct temporal coding in the spike trains of individual neurons to other form of neural representation.

The representation of concurrent vowels in the cat anesthetized ventral cochlear nucleus: evidence for a periodicity-tagged spectral representation.

A method of segregating two vowels is provided in which relative synchronization to the F0's is used to apportion discharge rate between the vowels, and results show that units' discharge rates reflect the energy within their tuning curves and the relative synchronization of units' responses to the two F0s favors the dominant vowel.

Human Frequency-Following Responses to Two-Tone Approximations of Steady-State Vowels

The results suggest that the scalp-recorded FFR may be used to evaluate not only neural encoding of speech sounds but also processes associated with cochlear nonlinearity.

CODING OF THE FUNDAMENTAL FREQUENCY OF VOICED SPEECH SOUNDS AND HARMONIC COMPLEXES IN THE COCHLEAR NERVE AND VENTRAL COCHLEAR NUCLEUS.

Voiced vowel sounds are periodic and consist of harmonics of a fundamental frequency (FO). This fundamental frequency is determined by the rate at which the vocal folds are opening and closing and
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