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ERIC Number: EJ913161
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0093-934X
Distributed Processing and Cortical Specialization for Speech and Environmental Sounds in Human Temporal Cortex
Leech, Robert; Saygin, Ayse Pinar
Brain and Language, v116 n2 p83-90 Feb 2011
Using functional MRI, we investigated whether auditory processing of both speech and meaningful non-linguistic environmental sounds in superior and middle temporal cortex relies on a complex and spatially distributed neural system. We found that evidence for spatially distributed processing of speech and environmental sounds in a substantial extent of temporal cortices. Most importantly, regions previously reported as selective for speech over environmental sounds also contained distributed information. The results indicate that temporal cortices supporting complex auditory processing, including regions previously described as speech-selective, are in fact highly heterogeneous. (Contains 5 figures, 1 table, and supplementary data.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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