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Leibold, Christian ORCID: 0000-0002-4859-8000; Hemmen, J. Leo van (2002): Mapping time. In: Biological Cybernetics, Vol. 87, No. 43621: pp. 428-439
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Neuronal coding of temporal stimulus features can occur by means of delay lines. Given that neuronal activity is conducted through many parallel axons, there has to be a mechanism guaranteeing minimal temporal dispersion. We argue that plastic changes in synaptic transmission that are unspecifically propagated along presynaptic axons are a basis for the development of delay-line topologies. Furthermore, we show how two populations of afferents form a map of interaural time differences as found, for instance, in the laminar nucleus of the barn owl.