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Center-surround organization of auditory receptive fields in the owl

Knudsen, Eric I. and Konishi, Masakazu (1978) Center-surround organization of auditory receptive fields in the owl. Science, 202 (4369). pp. 778-780. ISSN 0036-8075. doi:10.1126/science.715444.

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The spinal receptive fields of specialized auditory units in the midbrain of the barn owl (Tyto abla) contain two functionally antagonistic areas: an excitatory center and an inhibitory surround. The response of these units represents the balance of acoustic activation of the two areas, which in turn depends upon the location, intensity, and spectral content of the sound stimulus.

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Additional Information:© 1978 American Association for the Advancement of Science. Received 8 May 1978; revised 1 August 1978. We thank D. P. Corey, J. D. Pettigrew, and A. J. Hudspeth for critically reviewing the manuscript. This work was supported by an NIH postdoctoral fellowship 1 F32 NS05529-01 to E.I.K.
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Official Citation:Center-surround organization of auditory receptive fields in the owl EI Knudsen and M Konishi Science 17 November 1978: 202 (4369), 778-780. [DOI:10.1126/science.715444]
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