Spectral-Temporal Receptive Fields of Nonlinear Auditory Neurons Obtained Using Natural Sounds

  title={Spectral-Temporal Receptive Fields of Nonlinear Auditory Neurons Obtained Using Natural Sounds},
  author={F. Theunissen and K. Sen and A. Doupe},
  journal={The Journal of Neuroscience},
  pages={2315 - 2331}
  • F. Theunissen, K. Sen, A. Doupe
  • Published 2000
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Journal of Neuroscience
  • The stimulus–response function of many visual and auditory neurons has been described by a spatial-temporal receptive field (STRF), a linear model that for mathematical reasons has until recently been estimated with the reverse correlation method, using simple stimulus ensembles such as white noise. Such stimuli, however, often do not effectively activate high-level sensory neurons, which may be optimized to analyze natural sounds and images. We show that it is possible to overcome the simple… CONTINUE READING
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