Selectivity for conspecific song in the zebra finch auditory forebrain.

@article{Grace2003SelectivityFC,
  title={Selectivity for conspecific song in the zebra finch auditory forebrain.},
  author={J. Grace and N. Amin and N. C. Singh and F. Theunissen},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={89 1},
  pages={
          472-87
        }
}
The selectivity of neurons in the zebra finch auditory forebrain for natural sounds was investigated systematically. The principal auditory forebrain area in songbirds consists of the tonotopically organized field L complex, which, by its location in the auditory processing stream, can be compared with the auditory cortex of mammals. We also recorded from a secondary auditory area, cHV. Field L and cHV are auditory processing stages that are presynaptic to the specialized song system nuclei… Expand
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