Integer multiples of 0.4ms? Well well, that changes things!
Role of Oscillations in Auditory Temporal Processing: A General Model for Temporal Processing of Sensory Information in the Brain? https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnins.2018.00793/full
Oh it would be nice to have an answer for perfect pitch and also for subconscious timing.
“For the peripheral auditory system, ISIs of neural oscillations are argued to serve as a temporal scale (Bahmer and Langner, 2005).
Absolute listeners may use this temporal scale for their outstanding ability to determine absolute pitch of the incoming tonal acoustic signals.”
Hm, they’re using a “master oscillator” model. My skeptical flags are going up. Maybe it’s a short-hand for another idea. But I’ll keep reading.
I have it too. I honestly don’t see the big deal of it- more of a party-trick than anything. When tuning for example, I hear the little beats it makes when out-of-sync.
And I can name notes struck on a piano. Still, I always wanted to know where it comes from.
Ah ha! THIS model is more like it. I wanted one that uses Octopus cells and some very simple transform function. This uses Hough transform. Brilliant and simple.
Doesn’t answer the temporal (which would be a bonus) but it has aspects for pitch detection I’d hoped for.
Ooh better still. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7287128/
“The sense of hearing is the fastest of our senses and provides the first all-or-none action potential in the auditory nerve in less than four milliseconds.”
THERE! Sorry about jittery mice but that first line says that I’m in the place I need to be.