New perspectives on the owl's map of auditory space

Jose L. Pena, Yoram Gutfreund

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A map of sound direction was found in the owl's midbrain more than three decades ago. This finding suggested that the brain reconstructs spatial coordinates to represent them. Subsequent research elucidated the variables used to compute the map. Here we provide a review of the processes leading to its emergence and an updated perspective on how and what information is represented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-62
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Opinion in Neurobiology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2014


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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