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Representation of interaural time delay in the human auditory midbrain

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Katherina von Kriegstein, Professor Tim GriffithsORCiD


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Interaural time difference (ITD) is a critical cue to sound-source localization. Traditional models assume that sounds leading at one ear, and perceived on that side, are processed in the opposite midbrain. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging we demonstrate that as the ITDs of sounds increase, midbrain activity can switch sides, even though perceived location remains on the same side. The data require a new model for human ITD processing. © 2006 Nature Publishing Group.

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Author(s): Thompson SK, Von Kriegstein K, Deane-Pratt A, Marquardt T, Deichmann R, Griffiths TD, McAlpine D

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Nature Neuroscience

Year: 2006

Volume: 9

Issue: 9

Pages: 1096-1098

ISSN (print): 1097-6256

ISSN (electronic): 1546-1726

Publisher: Nature Publishing Group


DOI: 10.1038/nn1755

PubMed id: 16921369


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Wellcome Trust
G0300417Medical Research Council