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Separating a mixture of sounds into its constituent parts is a complex process likely to involve many processing stages. A new study suggests that the first steps in that process may occur already at the level of the first auditory processing centre in the brainstem.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.cub.2008.06.064

Type

Journal article

Journal

Curr Biol

Publication Date

26/08/2008

Volume

18

Pages

R705 - R706

Keywords

Animals, Auditory Perception, Brain Stem, Discrimination (Psychology), Humans, Sound