Microsecond precision of interaural time differences processing in the medial superior olive studied by a computational model
© Marsalek and Bures; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2013
Published: 8 July 2013
The medial superior olive (MSO) neural circuit in auditory brainstem computes sound azimuth from the interaural time difference (ITD) . High spike timing precision in the order of tens of microseconds is necessary for this neural computation. This makes the MSO an ideal object to study spike time codes, as the relevant information is encoded by the spike timing relative to sound phase.
Supported by MPO FR-TI3/869 by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic to P. M. and by the project M00176 "Elektronicko-biomedicinska kooperace" at the College of Polytechnics Jihlava to Z. B.
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