An "inhibitory" influence on brainstem population responses

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Science  25 Apr 1980:
Vol. 208, Issue 4442, pp. 418-419
DOI: 10.1126/science.7367870


Forward masking was used to obtain measurements of physiological masking and two-tone unmasking from short-latency evoked potentials and psychophysical responses in human subjects. The physiological results are in qualitative agreement with data on inhibitory phenomena in nonhuman auditory systems. The neural and behavioral data obtained thus far agree well.