New research published by Dr. Daniel Bendor, University College London discusses the concept of how our brain captures sound information by the timing of its activity.
When asked about the motivation behind the study, Dr. Bendor reports, "The brain uses different neural codes (languages) to describe our sensory world. For hearing, our brain can represent a sound by either the magnitude (how loud or soft the sound is) or timing of activity in brain cells. As a result, our work uncovered a simple mechanism by which the brain can generate these two types of responses."
Typically, our brain receives two different kinds of inputs - namely excitatory and inhibitory.
As the name suggests, excitatory inputs enhance...