Plasticity in the adult central auditory system

Irvine, Dexter R. F., Fallon, James B. and Kamke, Marc R. (2006) Plasticity in the adult central auditory system. Acoustics Australia, 34 1: 13-17.

Author Irvine, Dexter R. F.
Fallon, James B.
Kamke, Marc R.
Title Plasticity in the adult central auditory system
Journal name Acoustics Australia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0814-6039
Publication date 2006-04
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 34
Issue 1
Start page 13
End page 17
Total pages 5
Place of publication Sydney, NSW Australia
Publisher Australian Acoustical Society
Language eng
Subject 110903 Central Nervous System
110906 Sensory Systems
Abstract The central auditory system retains into adulthood a remarkable capacity for plastic changes in the response characteristics of single neurons and the functional organization of groups of neurons. The most dramatic examples of this plasticity are provided by changes in frequency selectivity and organization as a consequence of either partial hearing loss or procedures that alter the significance of particular frequencies for the organism. Changes in temporal resolution are also seen as a consequence of altered experience. These forms of plasticity are likely to contribute to the improvements exhibited by cochlear implant users in the post-implantation period.
Keyword Acoustical engineering
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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