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Science. 2003 Jan 24;299(5606):568-72.

Functional mapping of the primate auditory system.

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Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Program, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA. amy-poremba@uiowa.edu

Abstract

Cerebral auditory areas were delineated in the awake, passively listening, rhesus monkey by comparing the rates of glucose utilization in an intact hemisphere and in an acoustically isolated contralateral hemisphere of the same animal. The auditory system defined in this way occupied large portions of cerebral tissue, an extent probably second only to that of the visual system. Cortically, the activated areas included the entire superior temporal gyrus and large portions of the parietal, prefrontal, and limbic lobes. Several auditory areas overlapped with previously identified visual areas, suggesting that the auditory system, like the visual system, contains separate pathways for processing stimulus quality, location, and motion.

PMID:
12543977
DOI:
10.1126/science.1078900
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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