Publication Spotlight: Sanes LabJanuary 18, 2021
Congratulations to Justin Yao and the Sanes Lab on their recent publication about temporal encoding in the auditory cortex during perception. They found that temporal encoding is not required for behavioral discrimination of amplitude-modulated sounds. However, it is necessary for accurate classification of the amplitude-modulated rate – a more demanding perceptual judgement.
The Sanes Lab studies auditory perception and learning and how experience can impact these mechanisms in adulthood. They use TDT’s auditory processor (RZ6: 200 kHz sample rate) and electrophysiology (RZ2 and PZ5: 64-ch analog) for time-locked auditory stimulation and single unit recordings.
JD Yao, DH Sanes. “Temporal Encoding is Required for Categorization, But Not Discrimination”. Cereb Cortex 2021. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhaa396.
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