Accession Number : AD0430953


Title :   BINAURAL INTERACTION IN THE ACCESSORY SUPERIOR OLIVARY NUCLEUS OF THE CAT - AN ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL STUDY OF SINGLE NEURONS,


Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LAB OF ELECTRONICS


Personal Author(s) : Hall,Joseph L ,II


Report Date : 22 Jan 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 88


Abstract : In an effort to understand the neural encoding of binaurally presented stimuli, clicks were presented through earphones to the two ears of Dialanesthetized cats. The electrical response activity of single nerve cells in the accessory nucleus of the superior olive was studied. Stimulus parameters investigated include interaural time difference, interaural intensity difference, and average intensity. Attention was focused on cells that were excited by stimulation of the contralateral ear and inhibited by stimulation of the ipsilateral ear. (Author)


Descriptors :   *NERVE CELLS , *STIMULATION(PHYSIOLOGY) , *AUDIOMETRY , VOLTAGE , AUDITORY NERVE , SENSES(PHYSIOLOGY) , PSYCHOLOGY , PERCEPTION , HEARING , BRAIN , CATS , BIONICS , THRESHOLDS(PHYSIOLOGY) , REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY)


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE