A voice region in the monkey brain

@article{Petkov2008AVR,
  title={A voice region in the monkey brain},
  author={Christopher I. Petkov and Christoph Kayser and Thomas Steudel and Kevin Whittingstall and Mark Augath and Nikos K. Logothetis},
  journal={Nature Neuroscience},
  year={2008},
  volume={11},
  pages={367-374}
}
For vocal animals, recognizing species-specific vocalizations is important for survival and social interactions. In humans, a voice region has been identified that is sensitive to human voices and vocalizations. As this region also strongly responds to speech, it is unclear whether it is tightly associated with linguistic processing and is thus unique to humans. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging of macaque monkeys (Old World primates, Macaca mulatta) we discovered a high-level… 

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