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Neural sensitivity to phase of high frequency tones

Citation

McAnally, KI and Calford, MB, Neural sensitivity to phase of high frequency tones, Hearing Research, 44, (1) pp. 51-61. ISSN 0378-5955 (1990) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/0378-5955(90)90021-G

Abstract

The response of fibres of the auditory nerve and neurons of the inferior colliculus of the cat to harmonic two-tone complexes was studied. The components (primaries) had frequencies which were integral multiples of the characteristic frequency of the cell under study. This gave rise to distortion products at the characteristic frequency of the cell. The response of these cells to distortion products at their characteristic frequency was found to be dependent upon the relative phase of the primaries. This was observed for primaries of high frequency as well as those of low frequency. The response to distortion in the cochlear microphonic was also dependent upon the relative phase between harmonic primaries. © 1990.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Auditory nerve; Cochlear microphonic; Inferior colliculus; Phase; acoustic nerve fiber; animal; article; cat; cochlea potential; cochlear nerve; frequency discrimination; inferior colliculus; mammal; methodology; nonhuman; Animal
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Neurosciences
Research Field:Neurology and Neuromuscular Diseases
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Nervous System and Disorders
Author:Calford, MB (Professor Mike Calford)
ID Code:91263
Year Published:1990
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2014-05-13
Last Modified:2014-05-13
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