Single Cell Activity in the Auditory Cortex of Rhesus Monkeys: Behavioral Dependency

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Science  04 Aug 1972:
Vol. 177, Issue 4047, pp. 449-451
DOI: 10.1126/science.177.4047.449


The response to repetitive stimulation of single cells in the auditory cortex of the monkey is dependent upon behavioral performance and training of the subject in a simple auditory discrimination task. In the trained, performing animal, single cells are more responsive than in the animal that is trained but not performing in the task. In the naive monkey, evoked responses are labile and are maintained only with nonrepetitive auditory stimuli.