Auditory Cortex of Squirrel Monkey: Response Patterns of Single Cells to Species-Specific Vocalizations

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Science  14 Jan 1972:
Vol. 175, Issue 4018, pp. 212-214
DOI: 10.1126/science.175.4018.212


Most of the neurons tested in the superior temporal cortex of awake squirrel monkeys responded to recorded species-specific vocalizations. Some cells responded with temporally complex patterns to many vocalizations. Other cells responded with simpler patterns to only one call. Most cells lay between these two extremes. On-line deletion of parts of a vocalization revealed the role of temporal interactions in determining the nature of some responses.