Auditory Discrimination by the Cat after Neonatal Ablation of Temporal Cortex

Science  20 Sep 1963:
Vol. 141, Issue 3586, pp. 1197-1198
DOI: 10.1126/science.141.3586.1197


Some auditory discriminations cannot be acquired by the cat after large bilateral ablations of auditory cortex at maturity. However, if such ablations are sustained during infancy, these discriminations are readily learned. The function of the cortex in auditory discrimination depends on the age of the nervous system at the time of injury.