Subcortical Neural Synchrony and Absolute Thresholds Predict Frequency Discrimination Independently

@inproceedings{Marmel2013SubcorticalNS,
  title={Subcortical Neural Synchrony and Absolute Thresholds Predict Frequency Discrimination Independently},
  author={Frederic Marmel and Deborah M. Linley and Robert P. Carlyon and Hedwig E. Gockel and Kathryn Hopkins and Christopher J. Plack},
  booktitle={Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology},
  year={2013}
}
The neural mechanisms of pitch coding have been debated for more than a century. The two main mechanisms are coding based on the profiles of neural firing rates across auditory nerve fibers with different characteristic frequencies (place-rate coding), and coding based on the phase-locked temporal pattern of neural firing (temporal coding). Phase locking precision can be partly assessed by recording the frequency-following response (FFR), a scalp-recorded electrophysiological response that… CONTINUE READING