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Brain Res. 2006 Oct 20;1116(1):153-8. Epub 2006 Sep 7.

Brain activation when hearing one's own and others' names.

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Institute for the Study of Child Development, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 97 Paterson Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08903-0019, USA.

Abstract

Using functional magnetic resonance imaging, brain activation patterns were examined in response to hearing one's own first name in contrast to hearing the names of others. There are several regions in the left hemisphere that show greater activation to one's own name, including middle frontal cortex, middle and superior temporal cortex, and cuneus. These findings provide evidence that hearing one's own name has unique brain functioning activation specific to one's own name in relation to the names of others.

PMID:
16959226
PMCID:
PMC1647299
DOI:
10.1016/j.brainres.2006.07.121
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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