The nucleus basalis and memory codes: auditory cortical plasticity and the induction of specific, associative behavioral memory.

@article{Weinberger2003TheNB,
  title={The nucleus basalis and memory codes: auditory cortical plasticity and the induction of specific, associative behavioral memory.},
  author={Norman M. Weinberger},
  journal={Neurobiology of learning and memory},
  year={2003},
  volume={80 3},
  pages={268-84}
}
Receptive field (RF) plasticity develops in the primary auditory cortex (ACx) when a tone conditioned stimulus (CS) becomes associated with an appetitive or aversive unconditioned stimulus (US). This prototypical stimulus-stimulus (S-S) association is accompanied by shifts of frequency tuning of neurons toward or to the frequency of the CS such that the area of best tuning of the CS frequency is increased in the tonotopic representation of the ACx. RF plasticity has all of the major… CONTINUE READING