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Neuroreport. 2007 Aug 27;18(13):1311-4.

Attention modulates sound processing in human auditory cortex but not the inferior colliculus.

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  • 1Human Cognitive Neurophysiology Laboratory, UC Davis and VANCHCS, Martinez, USA. teemu.rinne@helsinki.fi

Abstract

Auditory attention powerfully influences perception and modulates sound processing in auditory cortex, but the extent of attentional modulation in the subcortical auditory pathway remains poorly understood. We examined the effects of intermodal attention using functional magnetic resonance imaging of the inferior colliculus and auditory cortex in a demanding intermodal selective attention task using a silent imaging paradigm designed to optimize inferior colliculus activations. Both the inferior colliculus and auditory cortex showed strong activations to sound, but attentional modulations were restricted to auditory cortex.

PMID:
17762703
DOI:
10.1097/WNR.0b013e32826fb3bb
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