PHASE LOCKING

the propensity for a neural action potential to take place at a particular stage of a pure-tone stimulant. Typically, an action potential will not take place on each cycle, but whenever it is produced it usually takes place at the same point or stage in the stimulant. More commonly, it references the capacity of a neuron to synchronize or follow the temporal anatomy of a noise.

PHASE LOCKING: "This week, the class will review phase locking, among other concepts."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PHASE LOCKING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/phase-locking/ (accessed October 16, 2020).
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