Response selectivity for species-specific calls in the inferior colliculus of Mexican free-tailed bats is generated by inhibition.

  title={Response selectivity for species-specific calls in the inferior colliculus of Mexican free-tailed bats is generated by inhibition.},
  author={Achim Klug and Eric E Bauer and Josh T. Hanson and Laura M. Hurley and John Meitzen and George D. Pollak},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  volume={88 4},
Here we show that inhibition shapes diverse responses to species-specific calls in the inferior colliculus (IC) of Mexican free-tailed bats. We presented 10 calls to each neuron of which 8 were social communication and 2 were echolocation calls. We also measured excitatory response regions: the range of tone burst frequencies that evoked discharges at a fixed intensity. The calls evoked highly selective responses in that IC neurons responded to some calls but not others even though those calls… 

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