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PLoS Computational Biology Issue Image | Vol. 17(11) November 2021

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Diverse brain processing of sound localization in barn owls

Barn owls are nocturnal hunters that use sound localization to capture prey. Their natural sound localization behavior depends on spatially selective midbrain auditory neurons. Gorman et al. investigated how neural connectivity and single-neuron computation may contribute to the emergence of spatial selectivity in auditory neurons in the barn owl's midbrain. They found that varied connectivity patterns and forms of single-neuron computation may underlie the emergent spatial selectivity in the barn owl's midbrain. Article

Image Credit: José Luis Peña

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Diverse brain processing of sound localization in barn owls

Barn owls are nocturnal hunters that use sound localization to capture prey. Their natural sound localization behavior depends on spatially selective midbrain auditory neurons. Gorman et al. investigated how neural connectivity and single-neuron computation may contribute to the emergence of spatial selectivity in auditory neurons in the barn owl's midbrain. They found that varied connectivity patterns and forms of single-neuron computation may underlie the emergent spatial selectivity in the barn owl's midbrain. Article

Image Credit: José Luis Peña

https://doi.org/10.1371/image.pcbi.v17.i11.g001