Journal article

Temporal Processing in the Auditory System

Colette M McKay, Hubert H Lim, Thomas Lenarz

JARO-JOURNAL OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR RESEARCH IN OTOLARYNGOLOGY | SPRINGER | Published : 2013

Abstract

Central auditory processing in humans was investigated by comparing the perceptual effects of temporal parameters of electrical stimulation in auditory midbrain implant (AMI) and cochlear implant (CI) users. Four experiments were conducted to measure the following: effect of interpulse intervals on detection thresholds and loudness; temporal modulation transfer functions (TMTFs); effect of duration on detection thresholds; and forward masking decay. The CI data were consistent with a phenomenological model that based detection or loudness decisions on the output of a sliding temporal integration window, the input to which was the hypothetical auditory nerve response to each stimulus pulse. T..

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Awarded by German Ministry of Education and Research


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Funding Acknowledgements

The ImpResS software was jointly developed by the University of Melbourne and Medical Research Council (UK), and the SPEAR research processor was developed by the Hearing Cooperative Research Centre in Melbourne. We thank Drs. Minoo Lenarz and Roger Calixto for helpful discussions about this work. This research was supported by the Royal Society, Cochlear Limited, German Ministry of Education and Research (01GQ0816), and the UK Medical Research Council.