Journal article

The Central Role of Recognition in Auditory Perception: A Neurobiological Model

Neil McLachlan, Sarah Wilson

PSYCHOLOGICAL REVIEW | AMER PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOC | Published : 2010

Abstract

The model presents neurobiologically plausible accounts of sound recognition (including absolute pitch), neural plasticity involved in pitch, loudness and location information integration, and streaming and auditory recall. It is proposed that a cortical mechanism for sound identification modulates the spectrotemporal response fields of inferior colliculus neurons and regulates the encoding of the echoic trace in the thalamus. Identification involves correlation of sequential spectral slices of the stimulus-driven neural activity with stored representations in association with multimodal memories, verbal lexicons, and contextual information. Identities are then consolidated in auditory short..

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