auditory area


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the region of the cerebral cortex that receives the auditory radiation from the medial geniculate body, a thalamic cell group receiving auditory input from the cochlear nuclei in the rhombencephalon; it corresponds approximately to Brodmann areas 41 and 42 and is tonotopically organized.
Synonym(s): auditory area

auditory area

Etymology: L, auditorium, hearing
the sound perception area of the cerebral cortex. It is located in the floor of the lateral fissure and on the dorsal surface of the superior temporal gyrus.

auditory area

(1) Auditory cortex.
(2) Vestibular area; area vestibularis [NA6].

au·di·to·ry cor·tex

(aw'di-tōr-ē kōr'teks)
The region of the cerebral cortex that receives the auditory radiation from the medial geniculate body, a thalamic cell group receiving auditory input from the cochlear nuclei in the rhombencephalon.
Synonym(s): auditory area.
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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.
Genuine laughter simply activates auditory areas in the temporal lobe - where we process all sound.
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Further analysis also confirmed that the right hippocampus was connected to the separate visual and auditory areas of the brain.
And they have now shown that neurons tuned to the fundamental frequencies and harmonic sounds, and such neural mechanisms of harmonic processing lay close to tonotopically organized auditory areas.