Representation of interaural time delay in the human auditory midbrain

Sarah K. Thompson, Katharina Von Kriegstein, Adenike Deane-Pratt, Torsten Marquardt, Ralf Deichmann, Timothy D. Griffiths, David McAlpine*

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Interaural time difference (ITD) is a critical cue to sound-source localization. Traditional models assume that sounds leading at one ear, and perceived on that side, are processed in the opposite midbrain. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging we demonstrate that as the ITDs of sounds increase, midbrain activity can switch sides, even though perceived location remains on the same side. The data require a new model for human ITD processing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1096-1098
Number of pages3
JournalNature Neuroscience
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2006
Externally publishedYes


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