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Temporal Selectivity in the Central Auditory System of the Leopard Frog

Science
4 Mar 1983
Vol 219, Issue 4588
pp. 1087-1089

Abstract

Amplitude modulation is a predominant temporal feature in many vocal signals. The leopard frog, Rana pipiens, has a class of neurons in the central auditory system that respond selectively to particular rates of amplitude modulation; these neurons can be characterized by a temporal tuning curve. Such selectivity is absent in the peripheral auditory system. This type of transformation may be fundamental in processing temporal information in the vertebrate sensory nervous system.

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Volume 219 | Issue 4588
4 March 1983

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Gary Rose
Section of Neurobiology and Behavior, Division of Biological Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853
Robert R. Capranica
Section of Neurobiology and Behavior, Division of Biological Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853

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