Localization of pitch in the brain?

MEShinder meshinder at aol.com
Mon Jul 16 11:27:45 EST 2001


In article <b86268d4.0107160805.6215f470 at posting.google.com>,
jonesmat at physiology.wisc.edu (Matt Jones) writes:

>However, the earliest stage where neurons appear to respond to pitch
>(as opposed to frequency - not the same thing) is probably the
>cochlear nucleus which is the first main integrative processing stage
>for auditory information.
>

I am naive to the neuralogical difference between pitch and frequency
processing in the cochlear nuclei. I am aware of the tonotopy in these nuclei,
but I'm not sure how it relates to a difference.




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