Temporal and Spectral Sensitivity of Complex Auditory Neurons in the Nucleus HVc of Male Zebra Finches

@article{Theunissen1998TemporalAS,
  title={Temporal and Spectral Sensitivity of Complex Auditory Neurons in the Nucleus HVc of Male Zebra Finches},
  author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric E. Theunissen and A. J. Doupe},
  journal={The Journal of Neuroscience},
  year={1998},
  volume={18},
  pages={3786 - 3802}
}
Complex vocalizations, such as human speech and birdsong, are characterized by their elaborate spectral and temporal structure. Because auditory neurons of the zebra finch forebrain nucleus HVc respond extremely selectively to a particular complex sound, the bird’s own song (BOS), we analyzed the spectral and temporal requirements of these neurons by measuring their responses to systematically degraded versions of the BOS. These synthetic songs were based exclusively on the set of amplitude… Expand
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