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Reply to comment on "Auditory-nerve first-spike latency and auditory absolute threshold: a computer model".
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17004441     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Krisha [J. Acoust. Soc. Am., in press (2006)] has commented that an explanation based on presynaptic calcium accumulation at the inner hair cell is an incorrect explanation for the success of a model of the auditory periphery [Meddis, R., J. Acoustic. Soc. Am. 119, 406-417 (2006)] in explaining data on first-spike auditory nerve latency. This reply accepts the criticism and accepts the strength of an alternative explanation based on expected latencies in random sequences of low-probability events. This reply also goes on briefly to explore the application of this argument to other phenomena, including the dependence of absolute auditory threshold on the duration of the stimulus. This has wide-ranging implications for the concept of "temporal integration" in psychophysics.
Ray Meddis
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comment; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America     Volume:  120     ISSN:  0001-4966     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Acoust. Soc. Am.     Publication Date:  2006 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-09-28     Completed Date:  2006-11-02     Revised Date:  2006-12-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503051     Medline TA:  J Acoust Soc Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1192-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, Essex University, Colchester CO4 3SQ, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Action Potentials / physiology*
Auditory Threshold / physiology*
Cochlear Nerve / physiology*
Computer Simulation*
Models, Biological*
Reaction Time / physiology
Comment On:
J Acoust Soc Am. 2006 Aug;120(2):591-3   [PMID:  16938944 ]

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