Two-Tone Inhibition in Auditory-Nerve Fibers

Murray B. Sachs, Nelson Y S Kiang

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Abstract

Spike discharges from single fibers in the auditory nerve of anesthetized cats were recorded with micro-electrodes. Rates of discharge were measured as functions of the frequencies and levels of either single tones or two tones presented simultaneously. We found that the presence of a second tone diminishes the responses to the first tone if appropriate stimulus parameters are chosen. All fibers tested showed this two-tone inhibition. Response areas and inhibitory areas were defined from isorate contours. The general characteristics of the inhibitory areas are found to be similar for a population of over 300 fibers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1120-1128
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the Acoustical Society of America
Volume43
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1968
Externally publishedYes

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Two-Tone Inhibition in Auditory-Nerve Fibers. / Sachs, Murray B.; Kiang, Nelson Y S.

In: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 43, No. 5, 1968, p. 1120-1128.

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Sachs, Murray B. ; Kiang, Nelson Y S. / Two-Tone Inhibition in Auditory-Nerve Fibers. In: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 1968 ; Vol. 43, No. 5. pp. 1120-1128.
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