Auditory neuroscience: temporal anticipation enhances cortical processing

Curr Biol. 2011 Apr 12;21(7):R251-3. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2011.02.022.


A recent study shows that expectation about the timing of behaviorally-relevant sounds enhances the responses of neurons in the primary auditory cortex and improves the accuracy and speed with which animals respond to those sounds.

MeSH terms

  • Acoustic Stimulation*
  • Animals
  • Auditory Cortex / physiology*
  • Auditory Pathways / physiology
  • Auditory Perception / physiology*
  • Rats
  • Sound