auditory neuroscience context


Original articles:

Nabel A.L., Teich L., Wohlfrom H., Alexandrova O., Heß M., Pecka M., Grothe B., Development of myelination and axon diameter for fast and precise action potential conductance (2024) Glia

Müller M., Hu H., Dietz M., Beiderbeck B., Ferreiro D.N., Pecka M., Temporal hyper-precision of brainstem neurons alters spatial sensitivity of binaural auditory processing with cochlear implants. (2023) Front Neurosci. 16:1021541. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2022.1021541.

Ferreiro D.N., Winhart V.R., Grothe B.,  Bahrami B., Pecka M. An Active Sensing Paradigm for Studying Human Auditory Perception (2022) Frontiers Integr. Neuroscience

Amaro D., Ferreiro D.N., Grothe B.,  Pecka M. Source identity shapes spatial preference in primary auditory cortex during active navigation (2021) Current Biology

            Please see also the fantastic "dispatch" on our work and its context by Prof. Stecker:

Jing Z., Pecka M., Grothe B., Ketamine-xylazine anesthesia depth affects auditory neuronal responses in the lateral superior olive complex of the gerbil (2021) J Neurophysiol 1;126(5):1660-1669. doi: 10.1152/jn.00217.2021

Zhang C, Beebe NL, Schofield BR, Pecka M, Burger RM. Endogenous Cholinergic Signaling Modulates Sound-evoked Responses of Medial Nucleus of Trapezoid Body. (2020) J Neurosci. 2020 Nov 30:JN-RM-1633-20.

Ferreiro D. N.*, Amaro D.*, Schmidtke D., Sobolev A., Gundi P., Belliveau L., Sirota A., Grothe B., Pecka M.  Sensory Island Task (SIT): A New Behavioral Paradigm to Study Sensory Perception and Neural Processing in Freely Moving Animals (2020) Frontiers Behav. Neuroscience. *Shared first authorship

Gleiss, H.*,Encke, J.*, Lingner, A., Jennings, T.R., Brosel, S., Kunz, L., Grothe B.*, Pecka, M*°. Cooperative population coding facilitates efficient sound source separability by adaptation to input statistics (2019) Plos Biology. *Shared authorship; °Corresponding author

Pecka M.*, Lingner A.*, Leibold C., Grothe B. A novel concept for dynamic adjustment of auditory space (2018) Scientific Reports 8(1):8335 *Shared first authorship 

Beiderbeck B., Myoga M.H., Müller N., Callan A.R., Friauf E., Grothe B.*, Pecka M.*° Precisely timed inhibition facilitates action potential firing for spatial coding in the auditory brainstem (2018) Nature Communications 2;9(1):1771; *Shared senior authorship; °Corresponding author   

Stange-Marten A., Nabel A., Sinclair J.L., Fischl M.J., Alexandrova O., Wohlfrom H., Kopp-Scheinpflug C., Pecka M.*, Grothe B.* Input timing for spatial processing is precisely tuned via constant synaptic delays and myelination patterns in the auditory brainstem (2017) Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 114(24):E4851-E4858. *Shared senior authorship     

Pecka M*, Yassin L*, Kajopoulos J, Gleiss H, Li L, Leibold C, Felmy F. Differences in synaptic and intrinsic properties result in topographic heterogeneity of temporal processing of neurons within the inferior colliculus. (2016) Hear Res. 341:79-90 *Shared 1 st authorship                           

Ford MC, Alexandrova O, Cossell L, Stange-Marten A, Sinclair J, Kopp-Scheinpflug C, Pecka M, Attwell D, Grothe B. Tuning of Ranvier node and internode properties in myelinated axons to adjust action potential timing. (2015) Nature Communications 25;6:8073     

Pecka M*, Han Y, Sader E, Mrsic-Flogel TD*. Experience-Dependent Specialization of Receptive Field Surround for Selective Coding of Natural Scenes (2014) Neuron. 84:457-469 *Shared corresponding authorship          

Dietz M, Marquardt T, Stange A, Pecka M, Grothe B, McAlpine D. Emphasis of spatial cues in the temporal fine-structure during the rising segments of amplitude modulated sounds II: Single neuron recordings (2014) J. Neurophysiol. 111(10):1973-85   

Stange A, Myoga MH, Lingner A, Ford MC, Alexandrova O, Felmy F, Pecka M, Siveke I, Grothe B. Adaptation in sound localization: from GABA(B) receptor-mediated synaptic modulation to perception (2013) Nature Neuroscience 16(12):1840-1847.  

Pecka M, Siveke I, Grothe B, Lesica NA. Enhancement of ITD coding within the initial stage of the auditory pathway (2010) J Neurophysiol. 103(1):38-46       

Magnusson AK, Park TJ, Pecka M, Grothe B, Koch U. Retrograde GABA signalling adjusts sound localization by balancing excitation and inhibition in the brainstem (2008) Neuron 59(1):125-37.        

Pecka M, Brand A, Behrend O, and Grothe B. Interaural time difference processing in the medial superior olive: the role of glycinergic inhibition (2008). J. Neurosci. 28(27):6914-25.                           

Pecka M, Zahn T, Saunier-Rebori B, Siveke I, Felmy F, Wiegrebe L, Klug A, Pollak GD, and Grothe B. Inhibiting the inhibition: a neuronal network for sound localization in reverberant environments (2007) J. Neurosci. 27(7):1782-1790.    

Hermann J, Pecka M, von Gersdorff H, Grothe B, Klug A. Synaptic transmission at the calyx of Held under in vivo-like activity levels (2007) J. Neurophysiol.98:807-20.

Siveke I, Pecka M, Seidl AH, Baudoux S, and Grothe B. Binaural response properties of low-frequency neurons in the gerbil dorsal nucleus of the lateral lemniscus (2006) J. Neurophysiol. 96(3):1425-1440     


Review articles:

1.   Grothe B and Pecka M. The natural history of sound localization in mammals – a story of neuronal inhibition. (2014) Front. Neural Circuits 8:116. doi:10.3389/fncir.2014.00116            

2.   Grothe B, Pecka M, McAlpine D. Mechanisms of sound localization in mammals (2010) Physiol Rev. 90(3):983-1012. 


Book chapters:

1. Pecka, M., Encke, J., 2020. Coding of Spatial Information. In: Fritzsch, B. (Ed.) and Grothe, B. (Volume Editor), The Senses: A Comprehensive Reference, vol. 2 Elsevier, Academic Press, pp. 681–691.

2. Kandler K, Lee J., Pecka, M. 2020. The Superior Olivary Complex. In: Fritzsch, B. (Ed.) and Grothe, B. (Volume Editor), The Senses: A Comprehensive Reference, vol. 2 Elsevier, Academic Press, pp. 533–556.

3. Pecka M, Leibold C, Grothe B: Biological Aspects of Perceptual Space Formation. (2020)  In: Blauert J., Braasch J. (eds) The Technology of Binaural Understanding. Modern Acoustics and Signal Processing. Springer, Cham.

4. Grothe B, Leibold C, Pecka M: The medial superior olivary nucleus – meeting the need for speed . Book chapter in: The Oxford Handbook of the Auditory Brainstem, (2018) Oxford University Press. Edited by Karl Kandler.