Signal detection in amplitude-modulated maskers. II. Processing in the songbird's auditory forebrain.

@article{Nieder2001SignalDI,
  title={Signal detection in amplitude-modulated maskers. II. Processing in the songbird's auditory forebrain.},
  author={Andreas Nieder and Georg M. Klump},
  journal={The European journal of neuroscience},
  year={2001},
  volume={13 5},
  pages={1033-44}
}
In the natural environment, acoustic signals have to be detected in ubiquitous background noise. Temporal fluctuations of background noise can be exploited by the auditory system to enhance signal detection, especially if spectral masking components are coherently amplitude modulated across several auditory channels (a phenomenon called 'comodulation masking release'). In this study of neuronal mechanisms of masking release in the primary auditory forebrain (field L) of awake European starlings… CONTINUE READING