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Open Access The Responses of Single Units to Simple and Complex Sounds from the Superior Olivary Complex of the Guinea Pig

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We have recorded the responses of single units in the superior olivary complex (SOC) of the guinea pig to simple and complex stimuli. We can readily identify the responses of the four principal ascending nuclei as described in other species and we are therefore confident that the guinea pig is a suitable model for studying this region. We found single units in the medial superior olive that represent both diotic iterated rippled noise and dichotic repetition pitch in their temporal discharge patterns. Our data demonstrate a use of the SOC beyond sound-source localisation.

© 2018 The Author(s). Published by S. Hirzel Verlag · EAA. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: September 1, 2018

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  • Acta Acustica united with Acustica, published together with the European Acoustics Association (EAA), is an international, peer-reviewed journal on acoustics. It publishes original articles on all subjects in the field of acoustics, such as general linear acoustics, nonlinear acoustics, macrosonics, flow acoustics, atmospheric sound, underwater sound, ultrasonics, physical acoustics, structural acoustics, noise control, active control, environmental noise, building acoustics, room acoustics, acoustic materials, acoustic signal processing, computational and numerical acoustics, hearing, audiology and psychoacoustics, speech, musical acoustics, electroacoustics, auditory quality of systems. It reports on original scientific research in acoustics and on engineering applications. The journal considers scientific papers, technical and applied papers, book reviews, short communications, doctoral thesis abstracts, etc. In irregular intervals also special issues and review articles are published.
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