auditory association

auditory association

The ability to link spoken words in a meaningful fashion.

auditory association

Psychology The ability to associate spoken words in a meaningful fashion
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In 1968 Geschwind and his then student Walter Levitsky had shown in the general population that the planum temporale, comprising part of the auditory association cortex involved in linguistic functions, was large on the left and small on the right, perhaps explaining language lateralization to the left hemisphere.
In oral language, auditory input is transmitted from the medial geniculate nucleus in the thalamus to both primary auditory areas (PA) and auditory association areas (AA), the latter of which may contain phonologic representations of words (Binder et al.
Adults showed significantly more activation in fusiform gyrus (FG) during reading tasks and more activation in auditory association areas (AA) during oral language tasks (see Figures 2 and 3).
An alternative explanation is that boys create visual and auditory associations such that meanings associated with a word are brought to mind simply by seeing or hearing the word.