Behavioural estimates of auditory filter widths in ferrets using notched-noise maskers

Alves-Pinto, A., Sollini, J., Wells, T. and Sumner, C.J. ORCID: 0000-0002-2573-7418, 2016. Behavioural estimates of auditory filter widths in ferrets using notched-noise maskers. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 139 (2), EL19-EL24. ISSN 0001-4966

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Abstract

Frequency selectivity is a fundamental property of hearing which affects almost all aspects of auditory processing. Here auditory filter widths at 1, 3, 7, and 10 kHz were estimated from behavioural thresholds using the notched-noise method [Patterson, Nimmo-Smith, Weber, and Milroy, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 72, 1788–1803 (1982)] in ferrets. The mean bandwidth was 21% of the signal frequency, excluding wider bandwidths at 1 kHz (65%). They were comparable although on average broader than equivalent measurements in other mammals (∼11%–20%), and wider than bandwidths measured from the auditory nerve in ferrets (∼18%). In non-human mammals there is considerable variation between individuals, species, and in the correspondence with auditory nerve tuning.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
Creators: Alves-Pinto, A., Sollini, J., Wells, T. and Sumner, C.J.
Publisher: AIP Publishing LLC
Date: 17 February 2016
Volume: 139
Number: 2
ISSN: 0001-4966
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1121/1.4941772DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 27 Feb 2019 10:12
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2019 10:14
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/35823

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