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Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2006 Aug;16(4):391-9. Epub 2006 Jul 13.

Cortical representations of pitch in monkeys and humans.

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Laboratory of Auditory Neurophysiology, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Abstract

Pitch perception is crucial for vocal communication, music perception, and auditory object processing in a complex acoustic environment. How pitch is represented in the cerebral cortex has for a long time remained an unanswered question in auditory neuroscience. Several lines of evidence now point to a distinct non-primary region of auditory cortex in primates that contains a cortical representation of pitch.

PMID:
16842992
PMCID:
PMC4325365
DOI:
10.1016/j.conb.2006.07.001
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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