limits of phase locking ("Alain de Cheveigne'" )

Subject: limits of phase locking
From:    "Alain de Cheveigne'"  <alain(at)LINGUIST.JUSSIEU.FR>
Date:    Thu, 29 Oct 1998 17:11:43 +0200

A while back there was a discussion on the limits of phase locking in the auditory nerve. A limit of 4-6 kHz was quoted for the cat, and 9 kHz for the barn owl. I just came across a paper by Teich, Khanna and Guiney that puts the limit at at least 18 kHz in the cat. They used a special timing circuit that triggered on spike peaks rather than shoulders. Alain --- Teich, M. C., Khanna, S. M., and Guiney, P. C. (1993). "Spectral characteristics and synchrony in primary auditory-nerve fibers in response to pure-tone stimuli," J. Statistical Physics 70, 257-279. --- ------------------------------------------------------------------ Alain de Cheveigne' Laboratoire de Linguistique Formelle, CNRS / Universite' Paris 7, case 7003, 2 place Jussieu, 75251 Paris CEDEX 05, FRANCE. phone: +33 1 44273633, fax: +33 1 44277919 e-mail: alain(at) ------------------------------------------------------------------ McGill is running a new version of LISTSERV (1.8d on Windows NT). Information is available on the WEB at

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