Serotonin effects on frequency tuning of inferior colliculus neurons.

  title={Serotonin effects on frequency tuning of inferior colliculus neurons.},
  author={Laura M. Hurley and George D. Pollak},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  volume={85 2},
  • L. Hurley, G. Pollak
  • Published 1 February 2001
  • Biology, Psychology
  • Journal of neurophysiology
We investigated the modulatory effects of serotonin on the tuning of 114 neurons in the central nucleus of the inferior colliculus (ICc) of Mexican free-tailed bats and how serotonin-induced changes in tuning influenced responses to complex signals. We obtained a "response area" for each neuron, defined as the frequency range that evoked discharges and the spike counts evoked by those frequencies at a constant intensity. We then iontophoretically applied serotonin and compared response areas… 

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