Recruitment of the auditory cortex in congenitally deaf cats

Andrej Kral*, Rainer Hartmann, Rainer Klinke

*Corresponding author for this work

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This chapter investigates experience-based changes in the auditory system using the congenitally deaf white cat model. Through the use of cochlear implants, which permit acoustic experience, the auditory cortex of the congenitally deaf cat cortex is shown to be capable to modifying itself to resemble that of hearing cats.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReprogramming the cerebral cortex
Subtitle of host publicationplasticity following central and peripheral lesions
EditorsStephen Lomber, Jos Eggermont
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9780191723926
ISBN (Print)9780198528999
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Auditory plasticity
  • Auditory system
  • Cochlea
  • Cochlear implants
  • White cat model


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