Accession Number:

ADA230410

Title:

Models of the Neuronal Mechanisms of Target Localization of the Barn Owl

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. for FY89,

Corporate Author:

DAVID SARNOFF RESEARCH CENTER PRINCETON NJ

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

49.0

Abstract:

The major concern of this years research was modeling the neural systems of the barn owl that determine the elevation of sound sources. Models of the nucleus ventralis lemnisci lateralis pars posterior VLVp and the lateral shell of the central nucleus of the inferior colliculus ICL were developed. Computer simulations demonstrated that these models could account for the most salient experimental phenomena. Future work will test predictions of the models, and hopefully lead to a closed-loop interaction between theory and experiment.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE