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Maps versus clusters: different representations of auditory space in the midbrain and forebrain Trends in Neurosciences, Vol. 22, No. 3. (March 1999), pp. 128-135, doi:10.1016/s0166-2236(98)01295-8 by Yale E. Cohen, Eric I. Knudsen
@article{cohen-and-knudsen-1999,
abstract = {The auditory system determines the location of stimuli based on the evaluation of specific cues. The analysis begins in the tonotopic pathway, where these cues are processed in parallel, frequency-specific channels. This frequency-specific information is processed further in the midbrain and in the forebrain by specialized, space-processing pathways that integrate information across frequency channels, creating high-order neurons tuned to specific locations in space. Remarkably, the results of this integrative step are represented very differently in the midbrain and forebrain: in the midbrain, space is represented in maps, whereas, in the forebrain, space is represented in clusters of similarly tuned neurons. We propose that these different representations reflect the different roles that these two brain areas have in guiding behavior.},
author = {Cohen, Yale E. and Knudsen, Eric I.},
doi = {10.1016/s0166-2236(98)01295-8},
issn = {01662236},
journal = {Trends in Neurosciences},
keywords = {auditory, biology, ic, sc-input, som},
month = mar,
number = {3},
pages = {128--135},
posted-at = {2012-01-10 15:00:06},
priority = {2},
title = {Maps versus clusters: different representations of auditory space in the midbrain and forebrain},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s0166-2236(98)01295-8},
volume = {22},
year = {1999}
}