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ZILANY2014 - Auditory nerve (AN) model


[ANresp,fc] = zilany2014(lvl,stim,fsstim);
[ANresp,fc,vihc,psth] = zilany2014(lvl,stim,fsstim);

Input parameters

spl Sound pressure level (SPL; re 20e-6 Pa) of stimulus in dB
stim Pressure waveform of stimulus (timeseries)
fsstim Sampling frequency of stimulus

Output parameters

ANresp AN response in terms of the estimated instantaneous mean spiking rate (incl. refractoriness) in nf different AN fibers spaced equally on the BM
fc Frequency vector containing the nf center frequencies
vihc Output from inner hair cells (IHCs) in Volts
psth Spike histogram

zilany2014(...) returns modeled responses of multiple AN fibers tuned to various characteristic frequencies characterstic frequencies evenly spaced along ERB scale (see audspace).

Please cite the references below if you use this model.

This function takes the following optional key/value pairs:

'flow',flow Lowest centre frequency. Default value is 100.
'fhigh',fhigh Highest centre frequency. Default value is 16000.
'nfibers',nf Number of fibers between lowest and highest frequency. The fibers will be equidistantly spaced on the basilar membrane. Default value is 500.
'fsmod',fsmod Model sampling rate. It is possible to run the model at a range of fsmod between 100 kHz and 500 kHz. Default value is 200kHz for cats and 100kHz for humans.
'fiberType',fT Type of the fiber based on spontaneous rate (SR) in spikes/s \(fT=1\) for Low SR; \(fT=2\) for Medium SR (default); \(fT=3\) for High SR.
'cohc',cohc OHC scaling factor: 1 denotes normal OHC function (default); 0 denotes complete OHC dysfunction.
'cihc',cihc IHC scaling factor: 1 denotes normal IHC function (default); 0 denotes complete IHC dysfunction.
'nrep',nrep Number of repetitions for the mean rate, rate variance & psth calculation. Default is 1.

zilany2014 accepts the following flag:

'human' Use model parameters for humans. This is the default.
'cat' Use model parameters for cats.
'fixedFGn' Fractional Gaussian noise will be the same in every simulation. This is the default.
'varFGn' Fractional Gaussian noise will be different in every simulation.
'approxPL' Use approxiate implementation of the power-law functions. This is the default.
'actualPL' Use actual implementation of the power-law functions.


M. S. A. Zilany, I. C. Bruce, and L. H. Carney. Updated parameters and expanded simulation options for a model of the auditory periphery. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 135(1):283--286, Jan. 2014. [ DOI ]

M. Zilany, I. Bruce, P. Nelson, and L. Carney. A phenomenological model of the synapse between the inner hair cell and auditory nerve: Long-term adaptation with power-law dynamics. J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 126(5):2390 -- 2412, 2009.