Unilateral Ablation of the Auditory Cortex in the Cat Impairs Complex Sound Localization

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Science  16 Apr 1971:
Vol. 172, Issue 3980, pp. 286-288
DOI: 10.1126/science.172.3980.286


Unilateral ablation of the auditory cortex in the cat results in a profound deficit in attending to stimuli on the side contralateral to the lesion. The deficit is also manifested in an abnormal perception of left-right pulse pairs when the pulse which leads by a few milliseconds is contralateral to the damaged hemisphere.