SAGE Journal Articles

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Nelli H. Salminen, Hannu Tiitinen, and Patrick J. C. May 
Auditory Spatial Processing in the Human Cortex 
Neuroscientist, December 2012; vol. 18, 6: pp. 602-612., first published on April 9, 2012
  • What is the hemifield code? How do hemifield-tuned neurons in humans differ from neurons in animals?
  • How is the receptive field in the human auditory cortex measured?  How were results obtained?
  • In what ways is the hemifield coding strategy “at odds” with behavioral sound source localization?
  • How is sound involved in motion detection? What impact does sound source location have?
  • How is the representation of auditory space in cortex formed by an adaptive system sensitive to context?
Jennifer K. Bizley and Kerry M. M. Walker
Sensitivity and Selectivity of Neurons in Auditory Cortex to the Pitch, Timbre, and Location of Sounds 
Jennifer K. Bizley and Kerry M. M. Walker Neuroscientist, August 2010; vol. 16, 4: pp. 453-469., first published on June 7, 2010
  • What is the auditory pathway responsible for? What areas of the brain are involved?
  • What is the auditory cortex? How are auditory cortex fields organized?
  • How do we differentiate between pitch, timbre, and location in processing sound location?
  • How is the auditory cortex involved in the processing and encoding of sounds?
  • What is responsible for the auditory cortex’s sensitivity to a change in a sounds attribute?
Sophie Savel and Carolyn Drake 
Auditory Azimuthal Localization Performance in Water as a Function of Prior Exposure 
Human Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society June 2014 56: 772-783, first published on September 9, 2013 doi:10.1177/0018720813503366
  • What are the cues involved in sound localization? How have they been previously tested?
  • How did water affect sound localization? What factors possibly confounded these experiments?
  • What are the implications of the results of these studies on the overall effect of exposure on spatial hearing abilities?