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Maps and streams in the auditory cortex: nonhuman primates illuminate human speech processing
This paper will demonstrate how the understanding of speech perception, one important facet of language, has profited from findings and theory in nonhuman primate studies, and identify roles for different cortical areas in the perceptual processing of speech.
Identification of a pathway for intelligible speech in the left temporal lobe.
It is demonstrated that the left superior temporal sulcus responds to the presence of phonetic information, but its anterior part only responds if the stimulus is also intelligible, demonstrating a left anterior temporal pathway for speech comprehension.
Neural responses to facial and vocal expressions of fear and disgust
The findings support the differential localization of the neural substrates of fear and disgust and suggest a possible general role for the perception of emotional expressions for the superior temporal gyrus.
Amplitude envelope onsets and developmental dyslexia: A new hypothesis
This work argues that a likely perceptual cause of developmental dyslexia is a deficit in the perceptual experience of rhythmic timing, and shows significant differences between dyslexic and normally reading children, and between young early readers and normal developers, in amplitude envelope onset detection.
Separate neural subsystems within 'Wernicke's area'.
The results are compatible with an hypothesis that the posterior superior temporal cortex is specialized for processes involved in the mimicry of sounds, including repetition, the specific role of the posterior left superior temporal sulcus being to transiently represent phonetic sequences, whether heard or internally generated and rehearsed.
Speech recognition in adverse conditions: A review
This article presents a review of the effects of adverse conditions (ACs) on the perceptual, linguistic, cognitive, and neurophysiological mechanisms underlying speech recognition. The review starts
Impaired auditory recognition of fear and anger following bilateral amygdala lesions
A further investigation is reported of one of these rare cases, a woman who has impaired perception of the intonation patterns that are essential to the perception of vocal affect, despite normal hearing, which shows that the amygdala's role in the recognition of certain emotions is not confined to vision, which is consistent with its being involved in the appraisal of danger and the emotion of fear.
Functional Integration across Brain Regions Improves Speech Perception under Adverse Listening Conditions
It is demonstrated that increasing functional connectivity between high-order cortical areas, remote from the auditory cortex, facilitates speech comprehension when the clarity of speech is reduced, regardless of predictability.