Neural substrates of sound localization

Curr Opin Neurobiol. 1994 Aug;4(4):557-62. doi: 10.1016/0959-4388(94)90057-4.


Recent behavioral experiments suggest that parallel pathways in the forebrain and midbrain are capable of mediating sound localization. Neurophysiological studies have advanced our understanding of how binaural and monaural localization cues contribute to the representations of auditory space within these pathways. Experience-dependent modifications of auditory spatial tuning in both the forebrain and midbrain pathways indicate that sensory input during development customizes an individual's neural processing of spatial information.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Auditory Pathways / physiology*
  • Humans
  • Mesencephalon / physiology*
  • Prosencephalon / physiology*
  • Sound Localization / physiology*