Analysis of temporal patterns of communication signals

Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2001 Dec;11(6):734-8. doi: 10.1016/s0959-4388(01)00277-x.


Temporal pattern is a crucial feature of communication signals, and neurons in the brains of many animals respond selectively to behaviorally relevant temporal features of sensory stimuli. Many aspects of neural function contribute to this selectivity, including membrane biophysics, channel properties, synaptic physiology and network structure.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animal Communication*
  • Animals
  • Anura
  • Chiroptera
  • Electrophysiology
  • Insecta
  • Neurons / physiology*
  • Vocalization, Animal / physiology*