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Auditory figure-ground analysis in rostral belt and parabelt of the macaque monkey

Lookup NU author(s): Felix Schneider, Dr Pradeep Dheerendra, Dr Fabien BalezeauORCiD, Michael Ortiz Rios, Dr Yuki Kikuchi, Professor Christopher Petkov, Professor Alexander Thiele, Professor Tim GriffithsORCiD



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Segregating the key features of the natural world within crowded visual or sound scenes is a critical aspect of everyday perception. The neurobiological bases for auditory figure-ground segregation are poorly understood. We demonstrate that macaques perceive an acoustic figure-ground stimulus with comparable performance to humans using a neural system that involves high-level auditory cortex, localised to the rostral belt and parabelt.

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Author(s): Schneider F, Dheerendra P, Balezeau F, Ortiz-Rios M, Kikuchi Y, Petkov CI, Thiele A, Griffiths TD

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Scientific Reports

Year: 2018

Volume: 8

Online publication date: 18/12/2018

Acceptance date: 14/11/2018

Date deposited: 20/12/2018

ISSN (electronic): 2045-2322

Publisher: Springer Nature


DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-36903-1


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Wellcome Trust