Response of cat inferior colliculus neurons to binaural beat stimuli: Possible mechanisms for sound localization

Shigeyuki Kuwada, Tom C.T. Yin, Robert E. Wickesberg

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Abstract

The interaural phase sensitivity of neurons was studied through the use of binaural beat stimuli. The response of most cells was phase-locked to the beat frequency, which provides a possible neural correlate to the human sensation of binaural beats. In addition, this stimulus allowed the direction and rate of interaural phase change to be varied. Some neurons in our sample responded selectively to manipulations of these two variables, which suggests a sensitivity to direction or speed of movement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)586-588
Number of pages3
JournalScience
Volume206
Issue number4418
DOIs
StatePublished - 1979
Externally publishedYes

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