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The encoding of vocalisation pitch in the marmoset auditory cortex

posted on 10.04.2019, 00:47 authored by SHUYU ZHU
The pitch of sounds is a core sound feature and different speakers have different voice pitch which is used as a cue for speaker recognition. However, little is known about how such voice pitch is represented in the brain. This thesis investigates the abilities and mechanisms of neurons in different auditory areas to represent the pitch of animal vocalisations in a highly vocal species marmoset and reveals that different neurons can modulate their activity patterns in different ways to signal the changes in vocalisation pitch.


Principal supervisor

Ramesh Rajan

Additional supervisor 1

Marcello G.P. Rosa

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Department, School or Centre


Additional Institution or Organisation

Biomedicine Discovery Institute

Campus location



Doctor of Philosophy

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Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences