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Meta-adaptation in the auditory midbrain under cortical influence

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Neural adaptation is central to sensation. Neurons in auditory midbrain, for example, rapidly adapt their firing rates to enhance coding precision of common sound intensities. However, it remains unknown whether this adaptation is fixed, or dynamic and dependent on experience. Here, using guinea pigs as animal models, we report that adaptation accelerates when an environment is re-encountered-in response to a sound environment that repeatedly switches between quiet and loud, midbrain neurons ...

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Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Engineering Science
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Harper, N
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BB/H008608/1toZhanfengCui
JanSchnupp
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Funding agency for:
Harper, N
Grant:
BB/H008608/1toZhanfengCui
JanSchnupp
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Funding agency for:
Harper, N
Grant:
BB/H008608/1toZhanfengCui
JanSchnupp
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Funding agency for:
Harper, N
Grant:
BB/H008608/1toZhanfengCui
JanSchnupp
Publisher:
Springer Nature Publisher's website
Journal:
Nature Communications Journal website
Volume:
7
Article number:
13442
Publication date:
2016-11-24
Acceptance date:
2016-10-04
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ISSN:
2041-1723
Pmid:
27883088
Source identifiers:
664156
Language:
English
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pubs:664156
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uuid:f8ad85aa-568f-4566-9f6a-7b4489a2880c
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pubs:664156
Deposit date:
2017-11-01

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