auditory association area


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auditory association area

An area in the temporal lobe of the brain within Wernicke’s area (area 22) near the lateral cerebral sulcus, which is critical for processing acoustic signals so they can be interpreted as speech, music or other sounds.
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In contras-t, adults showed selective activation in the unimodal region of the auditory association area (AA) when processing spoken word forms and selective activation in the unimodal visual areas of fusiform gyrus (FG) when processing written word forms.
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.
more) neural activity to voice pattern recognition and contrasting pitch with complex auditory sequences within the primary auditory areas as well as downstream auditory association areas.