Auditory delays (Annemarie Seither-Preisler )

Subject: Auditory delays
From:    Annemarie Seither-Preisler  <preisler(at)>
Date:    Tue, 19 Jan 1999 11:59:23 +0200

Aniruddh Patel wrote: > > Dear Auditory list, > > Does anyone happen to know a reference which reports the delay between > the arrival of sound at the ear and the arrival of stimulus-related > activity (esp. synaptic potentials) in primary auditory cortex? Does > this delay depend on the amplitude of the stimulus? I'm particularly > interested in data from humans. > > Thanks, > Ani Patel > -- > Aniruddh D. Patel > The Neurosciences Institute > 10640 John Jay Hopkins Dr. > San Diego, CA 92121 > > 619-626-2085 tel > 619-626-2099 fax > apatel(at) > > Email to AUDITORY should now be sent to AUDITORY(at) > LISTSERV commands should be sent to listserv(at) > Information is available on the WEB at Dear Ani Patel, the delay between to onset of the stimulus and the evoked potentials / fields at the human primary auditory cortex has been found to be of about 30 ms (so called "middle latency components" of EEG and MEG). For more detailled information I would recommend to read: Pantev et al. (1995): "Specific tonotopic organizations of different areas of the human auditory cortex revealed by simultaneous magnetic and electric recordings". Electroencephalography and clinical Neurophysiology 94, 26-40. There is evidence that the latency is shortened with increasing loudness up to about 60 dB nHL. Furthermore, there is evidence of an amplitopic organization of the secondary auditory cortex (latency: about 100 ms), i.e. the locus of maximal excitation seems to depend on intensity as well (Pantev et al. (1986): "Causes of differences in the input-output characteristics of simultaneously recorded auditory evoked magnetic fields and potentials", Audiology, 25, 263-276). Best regards, Annemarie Seither-Preisler Annemarie Seither-Preisler, Ph.D. Dept. of Experimental Audiology Westfalian University Muenster D-48129 Muenster, Germany McGill is running a new version of LISTSERV (1.8d on Windows NT). Information is available on the WEB at

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