Temporal integration vs. parallel processing: coping with the variability of neuronal messages in directional hearing of insects.

@article{Ronacher2000TemporalIV,
  title={Temporal integration vs. parallel processing: coping with the variability of neuronal messages in directional hearing of insects.},
  author={Bernhard Ronacher and R{\"u}diger Krahe},
  journal={The European journal of neuroscience},
  year={2000},
  volume={12 6},
  pages={2147-56}
}
The behaviour of many animals indicates a high precision in the processing of sensory signals, which often seems at odds with the large variability of individual neuronal responses. Using the directional hearing of the grasshopper Chorthippus biguttulus (Ch. biguttulus) as a model system, we investigated the possible contributions of temporal integration and parallel processing at the receptor level to the observed behavioural acuity. The precision of the animals' phonotactic orientation… CONTINUE READING