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A neural map of auditory space in the owl

Knudsen, Eric I. and Konishi, Masakazu (1978) A neural map of auditory space in the owl. Science, 200 (4343). pp. 795-797. ISSN 0036-8075. doi:10.1126/science.644324.

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Auditory units that responded to sound only when it originated from a limited area of space were found in the lateral and anterior portions of the midbrain auditory nucleus of the owl (Tyto alba). The areas of space to which these units responded (their receptive fields) were largely independent of the nature and intensity of the sound stimulus. The units were arranged systematically within the midbrain auditory nucleus according to the relative locations of their receptive fields, thus creating a physiological map of auditory space.

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Additional Information:© 1978 American Association for the Advancement of Science. Received 6 September 1977; revised 14 December 1977. We thank A. J. Hudspeth for critically reviewing the manuscript. This work was supported by an NIH postdoctoral fellowship 1 F32 NS 05529-01 to E.I.K.
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Official Citation:A neural map of auditory space in the owl EI Knudsen and M Konishi Science 19 May 1978: 200 (4343), 795-797. [DOI:10.1126/science.644324]
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