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Focusing attention on sound

A new study finds that neurons in the ferret frontal cortex typically respond to sound only during trained auditory tasks and that these neurons depict the task-related meaning rather than the acoustical properties of stimuli.

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Figure 1: Top-down relationship between frontal and auditory cortices.


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Bajo, V., King, A. Focusing attention on sound. Nat Neurosci 13, 913–914 (2010).

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