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Auditory duration discrimination in Old World monkeys (Macaca, Cercopithecus) and humans.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3624651     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Auditory duration DLs at 2.0 kHz were measured in Old World monkeys (Macaca, Cercopithecus) and humans using a go, no-go repeating standard AX procedure and positive reinforcement operant conditioning techniques. For a 200-ms standard, monkey DLs were 45-125 ms, compared to 15-27 ms for humans. Weber fractions (delta T/T) for all species were smallest at standard durations of 200-400 ms and increased as standard duration decreased to 25 ms. Varying intensity from 30-70 dB SPL had only minor effects on DLs, except at the lowest levels tested, where DLs were elevated slightly. Monkeys had difficulty discriminating duration decrements, in contrast to humans. Results are discussed in relation to other comparative psychoacoustic data and primate vocal communication, including human speech.
Authors:
J M Sinnott; M J Owren; M R Petersen
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America     Volume:  82     ISSN:  0001-4966     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Acoust. Soc. Am.     Publication Date:  1987 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-10-22     Completed Date:  1987-10-22     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503051     Medline TA:  J Acoust Soc Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  465-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animal Communication*
Animals
Cercopithecus / physiology*
Differential Threshold*
Humans
Macaca / physiology*
Psychoacoustics*
Species Specificity
Time Factors
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
R01 NS20131/NS/NINDS NIH HHS

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