Stimulus-specific adaptations in the gaze control system of the barn owl.

@article{Reches2008StimulusspecificAI,
  title={Stimulus-specific adaptations in the gaze control system of the barn owl.},
  author={A. Reches and Yoram Gutfreund},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={2008},
  volume={28 6},
  pages={1523-33}
}
Abrupt orientation to novel stimuli is a critical, memory-dependent task performed by the brain. In the present study, we examined two gaze control centers of the barn owl: the optic tectum (OT) and the arcopallium gaze fields (AGFs). Responses of neurons to long sequences of dichotic sound bursts comprised of two sounds differing in the probability of appearance were analyzed. We report that auditory neurons in the OT and in the AGFs tend to respond stronger to rarely presented sounds (novel… CONTINUE READING
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