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Plasticity of spatial hearing: behavioural effects of cortical inactivation.

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The cerebral cortex plays a critical role in perception and in learning-induced plasticity. We show that reversibly silencing any of the main regions of auditory cortex impairs the ability of adult ferrets to localize sound, with the largest deficit seen after deactivating the primary fields. Although these animals had no trouble localizing longer sound bursts, their performance dropped considerably when auditory spatial cues were altered by occluding one ear with an earplug. In contrast to c...

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University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Physiology Anatomy & Genetics
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Physiology Anatomy & Genetics
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Journal of physiology More from this journal
Volume:
590
Issue:
Pt 16
Pages:
3965-3986
Publication date:
2012-08-01
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EISSN:
1469-7793
ISSN:
0022-3751
Language:
English
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uuid:b83e8a26-c9de-4404-ac86-abb0c9be63e8
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329045
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2012-12-19

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