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Research Article

An Information Theoretic Characterisation of Auditory Encoding

  • Tobias Overath mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: t.overath@fil.ion.ucl.ac.uk (TO); t.d.griffiths@newcastle.ac.uk (TDG)

    Affiliations: Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, Institute of Neurology, University College London, London, United Kingdom, Newcastle Auditory Group, Medical School, Newcastle University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom

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  • Rhodri Cusack,

    Affiliation: MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Sukhbinder Kumar,

    Affiliation: Newcastle Auditory Group, Medical School, Newcastle University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom

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  • Katharina von Kriegstein,

    Affiliations: Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, Institute of Neurology, University College London, London, United Kingdom, Newcastle Auditory Group, Medical School, Newcastle University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom

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  • Jason D Warren,

    Affiliation: Dementia Research Centre, Institute of Neurology, University College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Manon Grube,

    Affiliation: Newcastle Auditory Group, Medical School, Newcastle University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom

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  • Robert P Carlyon,

    Affiliation: MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Timothy D Griffiths mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: t.overath@fil.ion.ucl.ac.uk (TO); t.d.griffiths@newcastle.ac.uk (TDG)

    Affiliations: Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, Institute of Neurology, University College London, London, United Kingdom, Newcastle Auditory Group, Medical School, Newcastle University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom

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  • Published: October 23, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0050288

About the Authors

Tobias Overath, Katharina von Kriegstein, Timothy D Griffiths
Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, Institute of Neurology, University College London, London, United Kingdom
Tobias Overath, Sukhbinder Kumar, Katharina von Kriegstein, Manon Grube, Timothy D Griffiths
Newcastle Auditory Group, Medical School, Newcastle University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom
Rhodri Cusack, Robert P Carlyon
MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Jason D Warren
Dementia Research Centre, Institute of Neurology, University College London, London, United Kingdom

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

TO designed the studies, acquired and analysed the data, and wrote the manuscript. RC contributed to the design, analysis, and interpretation of both studies. SK was involved in the design of the first study and information theoretic analysis of the results. KvK helped acquiring and analysing the data. JDW was involved in the conceptualisation of the stimulus. MG contributed to the design of the first study. RPC contributed to the design of the first study and interpretation of the results. TDG created the stimulus, designed the studies, and wrote the manuscript.